Course: 2024/2025

Fundamentals on computational electromagnetism apllied to communications II

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The complexity of real communication systems requires from software tools being able to predict the behavior of different components and subsystems. The student will have a global vision about the main computational methodologies on which commercial software are based on, i.e., electromagnetic solvers.
The specific competences that will be obtained by the students are:
- Choosing the proper electromagnetic solver for each application
- Getting the know how about the mathematical modelling and numerical implementation in electromagnetic solvers.
- Knowing the computational skills in different platforms.
- Basic knowledge about HPC in computational electromagnetism

Skills and learning outcomes

Description of contents: programme

Practical exercise of coding about any of the following topics (Fundamentals on Computational Electromagnetics Applied to Communications I):
Lesson 0: Introduction to electromagnetic solvers.
Lesson 1: Electromagnetic mathematical modelling. Differential an integral approaches.
Lesson 2: Finite elements method, Finite differences methods, Moment method. Asymptotic techniques applied to high frequency.
Lesson 3: Implementation. Computational issues.
Lesson 4: Applications: waveguides, transmission lines, passive circuits, antennas, on board antennas, radar cross section, electromagnetic compatibility.
Lesson 5: High performance computing. Architectures and software programming MPI, OpenMP, GPUs)

Assessment System

- % end-of-term-examination 0
- % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography

- A. F. Peterson, S. L. Ray, and R. Mittra. Computational Methods for Electromagnetics. IEEE Press. 1998
- D. B. Davidson. Computational Electromagnetics for RF and Microwave Engineering. Cambridge University Press. 2010
- M. N. O. Sadiku. Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics with MATLAB. CRC press. 2009

Additional Bibliography

- A. K. Bhattacharyya. High-Frequency Electromagnetic Techniques. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 1995
- C. A. Balanis. Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons Inc.. 1989
- J. L. Volakis, A. Chatterjee, and L. C. Kempel. Finite Element Method for Electromagnetics. IEEE Press. 1998
- J. M. Jin. The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 2002
- J. M. Jin and D. J. Ryley. Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays. Wiley-IEEE Press. 2009
- M. Salazar-Palma, T. K. Sarkar, L. E. Garcia-Castillo, T. Roy, and A. R. Djordjevic. Iterative and Self-Adaptive Finite-Elements in Electromagnetic Modeling. Artech House Publishers, Inc.. 1998
- R. F. Harrington. Time Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields. McGraw-Hill, Inc.. 1961

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.