Microwaves and mm-waves for the Design of Advanced Wireless Links: Communication, Sensing and Power Transfer, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of Pisa | Pisa, Italy
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This Microwaves and mm-waves for the Design of Advanced Wireless Links: Communication, Sensing and Power Transfer Certificate from University of Pisa Summer School offers 6 ECTS credits through the delivering of 52-hour lectures.

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The Microwaves and mm-waves for the Design of Advanced Wireless Links: Communication, Sensing and Power Transfer Certificate from University of Pisa attendees will get an introduction to EM fundamentals and then they will learn how to apply those to the design and implementation of future communication systems, radars, wireless sensing systems, wireless networks and high-frequency circuits.

Indeed, the Summer School lectures are subdivided into two parts:

  • The first part is devoted to a concise and basic description of the most important EM phenomena: wave propagation in free space, inhomogeneous media and guiding structures; properties and characteristic parameters of passive devices, transceivers and antennas. Experimental measurements and introduction to commercial EM solvers are also planned.
  • The second part of the lecturers is devoted to highlight how the EM phenomena and devices previously reviewed are applied in some of the most advanced wireless systems.

Lecturers, from both academia and ICT industry, will focus on the design criteria, technical features, architectures and innovative aspects directly induced by EM concepts in non-terrestrial networks, 5G mobile communications, wireless power transfer systems, V2X communications, global LEO constellation networks, microwave systems for aerospace and defense. To fully pursue the School goals and provide the most effective outcome, lecturers are selected among academia (University of Pisa and University of Bologna), ICT industry and international research centers.

On one day of the Summer School week, the lectures will be given at the Marconi’s Museum in Villa Griffone, Pontecchio Marconi (close to Bologna). In the morning, the attendees will have a guided tour of the museum and see some experiments emulating those made by the pioneer of the radio communications (Nobel Prize for Physics, in 1909) in his family country estate in the late XIX century. In the afternoon, two lecturers on WPT (wireless power transfer) systems and RIS (Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces) for 6G mobile communications will be given by recognized experts from the University of Bologna. The bus transfer for the round trip to Pontecchio Marconi will be provided by the School organizers. 

Students interested to earn the 6 ECTS credits are required to agree with the Summer School coordinators on a Project Work topic, and then submit their written report no later than 30 August 2024 (pdf submission by email to paolo.nepa@unipi.it and simone.genovesi@unipi.it).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Free-space propagation, ray-based propagation models
  • Wave propagation through dielectric media, multipath models
  • Wave propagation in guiding structures
  • Passive devices for advanced wireless systems
  • Power dividers, directional couplers, filters
  • Antennas for high-frequency wireless links
  • Transceivers
  • EM solvers for analysis/design of devices and antennas
  • Instrumentation for characterization of wireless network devices
  • Non-terrestrial communication networks
  • The evolution of terrestrial communication networks toward 5G
  • Wireless sensing and communications in automotive V2X scenarios
  • Devices and architectures of systems for wireless power transfer and energy harvesting
  • Joint Localization and Communication with RIS
  • Global LEO satellite broadband networks
  • Microwaves systems for aerospace and defense
  • Visit to Marconi Museum in Pontecchio Marconi (nearby Bologna)


  • PhD students, postgraduate students, undergraduate students who are close to getting their degree, practitioners and industry employees, who are involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) fields and, more generally, in STEM disciplines.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 days

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On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor (last year), Master and PhD students, in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) disciplines, early stage researchers and practitioners from Academia or Industry.
  • To obtain additional information about the program, we kindly suggest that you visit the programme website, where you can find further details and relevant resources.

Tuition Fee

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    2400 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 6 days.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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