UNIK4150 – Antennas and radiowave propagation

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Course content

The course covers antennas and radiowave propagation in the frequeny range above about 100 MHz . The antenna part covers general theory, wire (monopole, dipole), apertures (horn, reflector), and micro-strip (phased array). The propagation parts includes free space loss, reflection, diffraction, effects of atmospheric gases, precipitation (rain, snow), and abnormal air mixtures (inversion layers), system dimensioning, and radio channel models. The course emphasizes actual radio systems, such as mobiele communication, broadband wireless access, wireless local access networks, point to point links, sensor networks, and radar.

Learning outcome

Enable the student to do basic calculations for actual radio systems: dimensioning and interference. The student will be able to take account for the effects terrain, buildings, and varying atmospheric and climatic conditions.


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Recommended previous knowledge

FYS1120 or equivalent

Overlapping courses

Overlap, UNIKFI362 and UNIKF362, 8 credits


2hrs lectures and 1hr exercise per week. There are mandatory assignments that must be approved in order to take the exam.


Oral exam. In case of many students, there may be held a written exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)