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Small Antenna Design

Book Description

As wireless devices and systems get both smaller and more ubiquitous, the demand for effective but small antennas is rapidly increasing. This book will describe the theory behind effective small antenna design and give design techniques and examples for small antennas for different operating frequencies. Design techniques are given for the entire radio spectrum, from a very hundred kilohertz to the gigahertz range.

Unlike other antenna books which are heavily mathematical and theoretical, Douglas Miron keeps mathematics to the absolute minimum required to explain design techniques. Ground planes, essential for operation of many antenna designs, are extensively discussed. The book will also include a CD-ROM with design software that will greatly simplify readers' daily design tasks.

*Author's extensive experience as a practicing antenna design engineer gives book a strong “hands-on” emphasis
*Covers antenna design techniques from very low frequency (below 300 kHz) to microwave (above 1 GHz) ranges
*Special attention is given to antenna design for mobile/portable applications such as cell phones, WiFi, etc

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. About the Author
  8. What’s on the CD-ROM?
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 What Is Small?
    2. 1.2 What Are the Problems?
    3. 1.3 Some Historical Small Antenna Types and Applications
    4. 1.4 Some Present and Future Small Antennas
  10. Chapter 2: Antenna Fundamentals I
    1. 2.1 Electromagnetic Waves
    2. 2.2 Polarization
    3. 2.3 The Short Dipole
    4. 2.4 The Small Loop
    5. 2.5 Directionality, Efficiency, and Gain
    6. Section 2.1.1
    7. Section 2.1.2
    8. Section 2.1.3
    9. Section 2.2
    10. Section 2.3
    11. Section 2.3.1
    12. Section 2.3.2
    13. Section 2.4.1
    14. Section 2.5
  11. Chapter 3: Antenna Fundamentals II
    1. 3.1 Bandwidth and Quality Factor, Q
    2. 3.2 Impedance Matching and System Efficiency
    3. 3.3 Reception
    4. 3.4 Ground Effects
    5. 3.5 Improvements
    6. Section 3.1
    7. Section 3.2
    8. Section 3.2.1
    9. Section 3.2.2
    10. Section 3.3
    11. Section 3.4.2
    12. Section 3.4.3
    13. Section 3.4.4
    14. Section 3.5
  12. Chapter 4: Introduction to Numerical Modeling of Wire Antennas
    1. 4.1 General Concepts
    2. 4.2 The Mathematical Basics of the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC)
    3. 4.3 Using NEC in the Command Window
    4. 4.4 Modeling Guidelines
    5. 4.5 NEC in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    6. 4.6 Examples from Chapter 2 and 3
    7. Section 4.2.1
    8. Section 4.2.2
    9. Section 4.2.3
    10. Section 4.3
    11. Section 4.4
    12. Section 4.5
    13. Section 4.6.3
  13. Chapter 5: Programmed Modeling
    1. 5.0 Introduction
    2. 5.1 Using Wire-List Generators in NEC
    3. 5.2 Using Code to Generate a Wire List
    4. Section 5.1
    5. Section 5.2
  14. Chapter 6: Open-Ended Antennas
    1. 6.0 Introduction
    2. 6.1 Thick Monopoles
    3. 6.2 Top Loading
    4. 6.3 Coil Loading
    5. 6.4 Using Resonance
    6. 6.5 Summary
    7. Section 6.1.1
    8. Section 6.2.1
    9. Section 6.2.2
    10. Section 6.2.3
    11. Section 6.3
    12. Section 6.4
  15. Chapter 7: Loops and Other Closed-Wire Antennas
    1. 7.0 Introduction
    2. 7.1 Thick Loops
    3. 7.2 Solenoid Antennas
    4. 7.3 The Contrawound Toroidal Helix Antenna (CTHA)
    5. 7.4 The Folded Spherical Helix Monopole
    6. 7.5 Final Comments
    7. Section 7.1.1
    8. Section 7.1.2
    9. Section 7.2
    10. Section 7.3
    11. Section 7.4
  16. Chapter 8: Receiving Antennas
    1. 8.0 Introduction
    2. 8.1 External Noise
    3. 8.2 The Ferrite Rod Antenna
    4. 8.3 Active Receiving Antennas
    5. Section 8.1
  17. Chapter 9: Measurements
    1. 9.1 What Are You Measuring?
    2. 9.2 Measurements Through a Transmission Line
    3. 9.3 Ranges and Test Enclosures
    4. 9.4 The Wheeler Cap and Variations
    5. Section 9.2.1
    6. Section 9.2.2
    7. Section 9.3
    8. Section 9.4
  18. Appendix A: The Mathematics of Antenna Orientation
  19. Appendix B: The Parallel-Ray Approximation
  20. Appendix C: The Small Loop
  21. Appendix D: The Proximity Effect
  22. Appendix E: What Every EE Student Should Know About Mathematics by the Senior Year
  23. Index
  24. ELSEVIER SCIENCE CD-ROM LICENSE AGREEMENT