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RF and Microwave Engineering: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications

Book Description

This book provides a fundamental and practical introduction to radio frequency and microwave engineering and physical aspects of wireless communication

In this book, the author addresses a wide range of radio-frequency and microwave topics with emphasis on physical aspects including EM and voltage waves, transmission lines, passive circuits, antennas, radio wave propagation. Up-to-date RF design tools like RF circuit simulation, EM simulation and computerized smith charts, are used in various examples to demonstrate how these methods can be applied effectively in RF engineering practice.

Design rules and working examples illustrate the theoretical parts. The examples are close to real world problems, so the reader can directly transfer the methods within the context of their own work. At the end of each chapter a list of problems is given in order to deepen the reader's understanding of the chapter material and practice the new competences. Solutions are available on the author's website.

Key Features:

  • Presents a wide range of RF topics with emphasis on physical aspects e.g. EM and voltage waves, transmission lines, passive circuits, antennas

  • Uses various examples of modern RF tools that show how the methods can be applied productively in RF engineering practice

  • Incorporates various design examples using circuit and electromagnetic (EM) simulation software

  • Discusses the propagation of waves: their representation, their effects, and their utilization in passive circuits and antenna structures

  • Provides a list of problems at the end of each chapter

  • Includes an accompanying website containing solutions to the problems (http:\\www.fh-dortmund.de\gustrau_rf_textbook)

  • This will be an invaluable textbook for bachelor and masters students on electrical engineering courses (microwave engineering, basic circuit theory and electromagnetic fields, wireless communications). Early-stage RF practitioners, engineers (e.g. application engineer) working in this area will also find this book of interest.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Preface
    6. List of Abbreviations
    7. List of Symbols
    8. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 Radiofrequency and Microwave Applications
      2. 1.2 Frequency Bands
      3. 1.3 Physical Phenomena in the High Frequency Domain
      4. 1.4 Outline of the Following Chapters
      5. References
    9. Chapter 2: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
      1. 2.1 Electric and Magnetic Fields
      2. 2.2 Maxwell's Equations
      3. 2.3 Classification of Electromagnetic Problems
      4. 2.4 Skin Effect
      5. 2.5 Electromagnetic Waves
      6. 2.6 Summary
      7. 2.7 Problems
      8. References
      9. Further Reading
    10. Chapter 3: Transmission Line Theory and Transient Signals on Lines
      1. 3.1 Transmission Line Theory
      2. 3.2 Transient Signals on Transmission Lines
      3. 3.3 Eye Diagram
      4. 3.4 Summary
      5. 3.5 Problems
      6. References
      7. Further Reading
    11. Chapter 4: Transmission Lines and Waveguides
      1. 4.1 Overview
      2. 4.2 Coaxial Line
      3. 4.3 Microstrip Line
      4. 4.4 Stripline
      5. 4.5 Coplanar Line
      6. 4.6 Rectangular Waveguide
      7. 4.7 Circular Waveguide
      8. 4.8 Two-Wire Line
      9. 4.9 Three-Conductor Transmission Line
      10. References
    12. Chapter 5: Scattering Parameters
      1. 5.1 Multi-Port Network Representations
      2. 5.2 Normalized Power Waves
      3. 5.3 Scattering Parameters and Power
      4. 5.4 S-Parameter Representation of Network Properties
      5. 5.5 Calculation of S-Parameters
      6. 5.6 Signal Flow Method
      7. 5.7 S-Parameter Measurement
      8. 5.8 Problems
      9. References
      10. Further Reading
    13. Chapter 6: RF Components and Circuits
      1. 6.1 Equivalent Circuits of Concentrated Passive Components
      2. 6.2 Transmission Line Resonator
      3. 6.3 Impedance Matching
      4. 6.4 Filter
      5. 6.5 Transmission Line Filter
      6. 6.6 Circulator
      7. 6.7 Power Divider
      8. 6.8 Branchline Coupler
      9. 6.9 Rat Race Coupler
      10. 6.10 Directional Coupler
      11. 6.11 Balanced-to-Unbalanced Circuits
      12. 6.12 Electronic Circuits
      13. 6.13 RF Design Software
      14. 6.14 Problems
      15. References
      16. Further Reading
    14. Chapter 7: Antennas
      1. 7.1 Fundamental Parameters
      2. 7.2 Standard Types of Antennas
      3. 7.3 Mathematical Treatment of the Hertzian Dipole
      4. 7.4 Wire Antennas
      5. 7.5 Planar Antennas
      6. 7.6 Antenna Arrays
      7. 7.7 Modern Antenna Concepts
      8. 7.8 Problems
      9. References
      10. Further Reading
    15. Chapter 8: Radio Wave Propagation
      1. 8.1 Propagation Mechanisms
      2. 8.2 Basic Propagation Models
      3. 8.3 Path Loss Models
      4. 8.4 Problems
      5. References
      6. Further Reading
    16. Appendix A
      1. A.1 Coordinate Systems
      2. A.2 Logarithmic Representation
    17. Index