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European School of Antennas in Braunschweig, Germany, September 24 - 28, 2018

 

                                                             COURSE ON

 

                                           SHORT RANGE PROPAGATION

 

The course on Short Range Propagation will be held at Institut für Nachrichtentechnik at Technische Universität Braunschweig in the framework of the European School of Antennas 2018. The course will deal with channel modelling for medium/short range wireless systems and networks, including millimetre wave and Terahertz radio propagation, as well as aspects related to MIMO and UWB technologies for wireless on-body communication, medical and short range radar applications. The teachers are from Technische Universität Braunschweig, University of Bologna, Dublin City University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Université Catholique de Louvain.

 

 Course Schedule to download (PDF 534 KB)

 

Course fees:University Student (full time Master or Ph. D. student):

440 €     

Any other participant880 €
Location:

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik,
Room SN 22.2, 4th floor, Schleinitzstr. 22, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
https://www.ifn.ing.tu-bs.de/en/ifn/general/location

Registration:https://edu3.zfw.etc.tu-bs.de/esoa/esoa_registration.php

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to a big exhibition in Hannover there is a shortage of hotel rooms. We have made a block reservation at the following hotels:

 

Hotel An der Stadthalle

http://www.hotel-an-der-stadthalle.de

Leonhardtstr. 21

38102 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 531 73068

Cost: 104€ incl. breakfast

Block reservation (10 rooms) from 23/9/18-29/9/18 (6 nights)

The block reservation expires on 15 August 2018

Keyword to access the block reservation: ESoA

Please book via fax +49 531 75148 or e-mail: info@hotel-an-der-stadthalle.de

 

Hotel Fürstenhof

http://www.hotel-fuerstenhof.de

Campestr. 12

38102 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 531 7073370

Cost: 120€ incl. breakfast

Block reservation (10 rooms) from 23/9/18-29/9/18 (6 nights)

The block reservation expires on 1 August 2018

Keyword to access the block reservation: ESoA

Please book via fax +49 531 70733760 or e-mail: info@hotel-fuerstenhof.de

 


Further information: https://www.ifn.ing.tu-bs.de/en/ifn/

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kürner, E-Mail: t.kuerner@tu-bs.de


 
Monday 24.9.2018:

08.30–09.30 h            

Welcome, Introduction, Overview of radio channel modelling for wireless communications

Prof. Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig
09.30-10.30 h

Fundamentals of propagation and scattering I: Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves in lossless and lossy media, polarisation, reflection, transmission and diffraction

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University
10.30–11.00 hCoffee Break
11.00–12.00 h

Fundamentals of propagation and scattering II: Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves in lossless and lossy media, polarisation, reflection, transmission and diffraction

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University
12.00–13.00 hLunch Break
13.00–14.30 h

Full wave techniques for wave scattering computation I: FDTD, Discretisation and Stability, Courant condition, absorbing boundary conditions and perfectly matched layers, IE formulation and MoM, Fast Multipole Method and acceleration techniques, FEM

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University
14.30–15.30 h

Geometrical Theory of Propagation I: The concept of ray, rays trajectories, flux tube, divergence factor, ray polarization, geometrical description of electromagnetic interaction (reflection, transmission, diffraction, diffuse scattering). Multiple interactions and multipath.

Vittorio Degli-Esposti, University of Bologna
15.30–16.00 hCoffee Break
16.00–17.00 h

Geometrical Theory of Propagation II: The concept of ray, rays trajectories, flux tube, divergence factor, ray polarization, geometrical description of electromagnetic interaction (reflection, transmission, diffraction, diffuse scattering).

Vittorio Degli-Esposti, University of Bologna
17.00–18.00 h

Exercises

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University

 

Tuesday, 25.9.2018

 

08.30–10.30 h            

Implementation of a ray based prediction tool I: Multiple interactions and multipath. Digital description of antennas and environments, ray tracing (RT) and ray launching (RL), tracking of rays trajectories.

Vittorio Degli Esposti, University of Bologna
10.30–11.00 hCoffee Break
11.00–12.30 h

Implementation of a ray based prediction tool II: Field computation along the rays, computational cost and prediction accuracy. Potential and limitations of RT/RL.

Vittorio Degli Esposti, University of Bologna
12.30–13.30 hLunch Break
13.30–15.00 h

Speed up techniques for RT prediction I: Database reduction and simplification, code parallelization and GPU exploitation

Vittorio Degli Esposti, University of Bologna
15.00–15.30 hCoffee Break
15.30–17.00 h

Speed up techniques for RT prediction II: Code parallelization and GPU exploitation. Real time RT

Vittorio Degli Esposti, University of Bologna
17.00–18.00 h

Exercises

Conor Brennan, Dublin City University

 

Wednesday, 26.09.2018

 

08.30–10.30 h             

UWB propagation: UWB channel definitions; UWB propagation and channel characteristics, UWB hybrid channel, True Time Delay, IR-Fidelity, UWB antenna principles

Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
10.30–11.00 hCoffee Break
11.00–12.30 h

UWB applications: UWB radar for precise, short-range measurement, UWB for medical applications

Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
12.30–13.30 hLunch Break
13.30–15.30 h

Multipath propagation: Stochastic and multidimensional aspects, stationarity, Bello formalism (Channel Transfer Functions). Small-scale fading (Rayleigh, Rice, Doppler spectrum, spreading in time/angles, selectivity in frequency/space).

Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain
15.30–16.00 hCoffee Break
16.00–17.00 h

MIMO channels I: MIMO channel matrix, Eigenmodes and eigenvalues, Analytical MIMO matrix representations (correlation matrix, Kronecker and eigenbeam models), Indoor MIMO channels (keyhole propagation), MIMO channel dynamics, multi-link properties, MIMO antenna coupling

Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain
17.00–18.00 h

Demonstration of TUBS Channel Sounder

Johannes Eckhardt, Technische Universität Braunschweig

 

Thursday, 27.9.2018

 

08.30–10.30 h                    

MIMO channels II: MIMO channel matrix, Eigenmodes and eigenvalues, Analytical MIMO matrix representations (correlation matrix, Kronecker and eigenbeam models), Indoor MIMO channels (keyhole propagation), MIMO channel dynamics, multi-link properties, MIMO antenna coupling

Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain
10.30–11.00 hCoffee Break
11.00–12.30 h

MIMO channel sounding techniques: Sounder architectures, parameter estimation (SAGE, Rimax, Kalman, etc.)

Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain
12.30–13.30 hLunch Break
13.30–14.30 h

Propagation for body area network: On-body propagation, off-body and body-to-body propagation, stationarity and channel models

Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain
14.30–15.00 hCoffee Break
15.00–17.30 h

Mm-wave and Terahertz propagation I: Wireless Communication Systems at 60 GHz and beyond; Propagation Conditions and Channel Models at 60 GHz

Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig

 

Friday, 28.9.2018:

 

08.30-10.00 h            

Mm-wave and Terahertz propagation II: Wireless Communication Systems at 60 GHz and beyond; Propagation Conditions and Channel Models at 300 GHz

Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig
10.00–10.30 hCoffee Break
10.30–11.30 h

Mm-wave and Terahertz propagation III: Stochastic channel model for THz frequencies, impact of antenna misalignment in THz Channels, future tasks and challenges

Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig
11.30–12.30 hFinal Exam
12.30–14.00 hLunch Break
14.00–14.30 hWrap-up and distribution of certificates

Note: The final exam will include an evaluation with a score. The score will be used to select students for grants.

 
 

Updated: Thursday, 21 June 2018