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Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE)

Engesserstraße 5

Building 30.10 (NTI)

76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-42522
Fax.: +49 (0)721 608-45027
E-Mail: infoEka2∂ihe kit edu



Department at LTI:

Engesserstraße 13
Geb. 30.34 (LTI)
76131 Karlsruhe

Welcome to IHE

The Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics (IHE) is an institute within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the division 3 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). 

The research areas of IHE are oriented towards novel systems in the microwave technology, with goals of realizing these novel systems for use in the industry or commercially.   

The major research subjects are:

In the courses offered by IHE, fundamental concepts as well as application-based knowledge are taught. Besides lectures, tutorials and labs, the students will learn through case studies and to apply their knowledge in practical situations. Early on students will be exposed to practice-oriented projects with project partners in the industry or research centers.


Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick



Date: 16.08.2018


Talk by Dr. V. Komarov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, August 16th, 2:00 p.m., Room 3.40, Building 30.10

One-dimensional (1-D) and two-dimensional (2-D) periodic structures like the metal gratings (MGs) and the frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) find wide practical application in microwave and terahertz engineering to control parameters of electromagnetic waves in mesh polarizers, attenuators, converters, dividers, filters, interferometers, etc. The objective of the present project is to investigate electromagnetic properties of such 1-D and 2-D periodic structures, and to develop several analytical and numerical models which can be used in computer-aided design of metal mesh devices (polarizers and filters) for mm-wave applications in various radio electronic systems. Experimental testing of all models will be carried out with the help of the MGs and FSSs fabricated in the Central Research Institute of Measuring Equipment, Saratov, Russia.

Vyacheslav V. Komarov (M’03) received the Ph.D. degree in radio physics from Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia, in 1994, and the D.Sc. degree in antennas and microwave devices from Saratov State Technical University (since 2013, the Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov), Saratov, Russia, in 2007. He is currently a Professor with the Institute of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Saratov, Russia. He was a Visiting Scientist with Montena EMC, Baden, Switzerland (1997), the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden (1999), Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA (2003), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany (2006 and 2009), and the Kokushikan University, Tokyo, Japan (2013). His current research interests include mathematical modeling and computer-aided design
(CAD) of passive microwave and terahertz devices, metamaterials, and propagation of electromagnetic waves in complex media. Dr. Komarov was awarded the Premium of the Russian Federation Government in Science and Engineering in 2014.

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Otto Haxel - Preis für Innovation an Forscher vom IHE

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Verleihung Otto-Haxel-Preis

Im Rahmen des Sommerfests des Freundeskreises im Ostendorfhaus am 10. Juli 2018 wurde der Otto Haxel - Preis für Innovation am KIT 2017 an Prof. Thomas Zwick External Link und Dr. Mario Pauli External Link beide vom Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE External Link) für ihre herausragenden Leistungen bei der Entwicklung eines hochgenauen Miniatur-Radar-Systems und ihre Bemühungen um dessen Anwendung in Industrie und Medizin durch den Präsidenten des Freundeskreises, Professor Manfred Popp, verliehen. Der Otto Haxel - Preis wurde von Professor Hans Joachim Langmann zur Erinnerung an seinen Doktor-Vater Professor Otto Haxel gestiftet.