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Antenna Theory and Applications

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This comprehensive text on antenna theory explains the origin of radiation and discusses antenna parameters in-depth

This book offers an in-depth coverage of fundamental antenna theory, and shows how to apply this in practice. The author discusses electromagnetic radiation and antenna characteristics such as impedance, radiation pattern, polarization, gain and efficiency. In addition, the book provides readers with the necessary tools for analyzing complex antennas and for designing new ones. Furthermore, a refresher chapter on vector algebra, including gradient, divergence and curl operation is included. Throughout the book ample examples of employing the derived theory are given and all chapters are concluded with problems, giving the reader the opportunity to test his/her acquired knowledge.

Key Features:

  • Covers the mathematical and physical background that is needed to understand electromagnetic radiation and antennas

  • Discusses the origin of radiation and provides an in-depth explanation of antenna parameters

  • Explores all the necessary steps in antenna analysis allowing the reader to understand and analyze new antenna structures

  • Contains a chapter on vector algebra, which is often a stumbling block for learners in this field

  • Includes examples and a list of problems at the end of each chapter

  • Accompanied by a website containing solutions to the problems (for instructors) and CST modeling files (www.wiley.com/go/visser_antennas)

  • This book will serve as an invaluable reference for advanced (last year Bsc, Msc) students in antenna and RF engineering, wireless communications, electrical engineering, radio engineers and other professionals needing a reference on antenna theory. It will also be of interest to advanced/senior radio engineers, designers and developers.

    Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Preface
      1. Reference
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. List of Abbreviations
    7. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 The Early History of Antennas
      2. 1.2 Antennas and Electromagnetic Radiation
      3. 1.3 The Modern History of Antennas
      4. 1.4 Frequency Spectrum and Antenna Types
      5. 1.5 Organization of the Book
      6. 1.6 Problems
      7. References
    8. Chapter 2: Antenna System-Level Performance Parameters
      1. 2.1 Radiation Pattern
      2. 2.2 Antenna Impedance and Bandwidth
      3. 2.3 Polarization
      4. 2.4 Antenna Effective Area and Vector Effective Length
      5. 2.5 Radio Equation
      6. 2.6 Radar Equation
      7. 2.7 Problems
      8. References
    9. Chapter 3: Vector Analysis
      1. 3.1 Addition and Subtraction
      2. 3.2 Products
      3. 3.3 Differentiation
      4. 3.4 Problems
    10. Chapter 4: Radiated Fields
      1. 4.1 Maxwell Equations
      2. 4.2 Vector Potential
      3. 4.3 Far-Field Approximations
      4. 4.4 Reciprocity
      5. 4.5 Problems
      6. References
    11. Chapter 5: Dipole Antennas
      1. 5.1 Elementary Dipole
      2. 5.2 Non-Infinitesimal Dipole Antenna
      3. 5.3 Printed Monopole and Inverted-F Antennas
      4. 5.4 Problems
      5. References
    12. Chapter 6: Loop Antennas
      1. 6.1 General Constant Current Loop
      2. 6.2 Printed Loop Antenna
      3. 6.3 Problems
      4. References
    13. Chapter 7: Aperture Antennas
      1. 7.1 Magnetic Sources
      2. 7.2 Uniqueness Theorem
      3. 7.3 Equivalence Principle
      4. 7.4 Radiated Fields
      5. 7.5 Uniform Distribution in a Rectangular Aperture
      6. 7.6 Uniform Distribution in a Circular Aperture
      7. 7.7 Microstrip Antennas
      8. 7.8 Problems
      9. References
    14. Chapter 8: Array Antennas
      1. 8.1 A Linear Array of Non-Isotropic Point-Source Radiators
      2. 8.2 Array Factor
      3. 8.3 Side Lobes and Grating Lobes
      4. 8.4 Linear Phase Taper
      5. 8.5 Grating Lobes
      6. 8.6 Special Topics
      7. 8.7 Array Antenna Design
      8. 8.8 Problems
      9. References
    15. Appendix A: Effective Aperture and Directivity
    16. Appendix B: Vector Formulas
    17. Appendix C: Complex Analysis
      1. C.1 Complex Numbers
      2. C.2 Use of Complex Variables
    18. Appendix D: Physical Constants and Material Parameters
      1. References
    19. Appendix E: Two-Port Network Parameters
    20. Appendix F: Transmission Line Theory
      1. F.1 Distributed Parameters
      2. F.2 Guided Waves
      3. F.3 Input Impedance of a Transmission Line
      4. F.4 Terminated Lossless Transmission Line
      5. F.5 Quarter Wavelength Impedance Transformer
    21. Appendix G: Coplanar Waveguide (CPW)
      1. References
    22. Index