October 13-17, 2014 Information: www.esoa-web.org


October 13-17, 2014 Information: www.esoa-web.org
European School of Antennas
University of Naples Federico II
The Course on Antenna Synthesis (with elements of GPU Computing) faces three topics
corresponding to the two main aspects of Antenna Synthesis, namely external and internal
synthesis, and to numerical and implementation issues on High Performance Computing
(HPC) platforms of synthesis algorithms.
A first part covers the general aspects of the antenna synthesis problem, providing a sound
and unitary mathematical framework to the synthesis and discussing some key points as illposition, field properties and degrees of freedom, and the trapping problem. Then, the role of
(local and global) optimization in Antenna Synthesis is discussed as well as the numerical
issues related to the need of dealing with complex electromagnetic structures. In the light of
the above framework, a second part is devoted to specific topics in array Antenna Synthesis
connected to the use of evolutionary algorithms and unconventional array systems. Finally,
the problem of internal synthesis is presented with attention to the design of complex beamforming networks and to realization problems.
The course foresees also exercise sessions on the numerical implementation of some
synthesis techniques on GPUs, in the CUDA language, to highlight the potentiality of the use
of powerful computing resources in the synthesis of large and complex antennas. In
particular, each student will be provided with a laptop connected to a remote GPU cluster to
allow him an interactive learning of the techniques.
PhD students 3 ECTS
-  After the evaluation session held the last
day, the best two students will be awarded
by NVIDIA with a card suited for HPC
Università di Napoli Federico II
- Few grants covering the registration fee
will be available, under the presentation,
Registration Fees:
PhD students € 440
at the registration stage, of the CV and
recommendation letters.
Industry € 880
October 13-17, 2014
Information: www.esoa-web.org
The Partenope Conference Centre
The Partenope Conference Centre, one of the Congress Centres of
Università di Napoli Federico II, is located in via Partenope, the
wonderful promenade of the city, in the monumental hearth of Naples
and close to the best city hotels.
The Lectures will be given at the ground floor. The Exercises Sessions
will be organized in a computer room equipped with laptops,
blackboards and a network printer. In particular, to each student a
laptop will be assigned with a dedicated ID and PSWD.
The conference center is covered by a wireless LAN to let students
and lecturers have a fast, easy and free Internet connection by means
of the laptops at disposal or their personal ones.
The Partenope Conference Centre
Prof. Amedeo Capozzoli, Università di Napoli Federico II