Practical Antenna Handbook 5/e

Author: Joseph Carr,George Hippisley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071639586

Category: Technology

Page: 784

View: 9243

THE DEFINITIVE ANTENNA REFERENCE--FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED! Design and build your own antennas with the help of this unique guide. Updated and revised to provide clear answers to questions frequently asked by hobbyists and electronics technicians, Practical Antenna Handbook, Fifth Edition blends theoretical concepts with hands-on experience--requiring only high school mathematics Reorganized to flow logically from broad physical principles to specific antenna design and construction techniques, the book begins by covering the fundamentals. Then the half-wave dipole is discussed both as an excellent antenna in its own right and as a conceptual tool for predicting the performance of other designs. Transmission line impedance matching techniques--and a companion Smith chart tutorial--lead into "must have" accessories for tuning, monitoring, and troubleshooting antenna system performance. Other tools, such as antenna modeling software and network analyzer add-ons for PCs and Macs, are addressed, and concluding chapters offer fresh insights into support structures and installation techniques. NEW TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Characteristics of all-driven and parasitic arrays Beverages and small MF/HF receiving loops Top-loaded shunt-fed towers and other verticals Theory and design of Yagi beams Effect of real ground on propagation and antenna patterns, impedance, and efficiency Lightning protection and four kinds of ground systems Zoning and restrictive covenants COVERS A WIDE VARIETY OF ANTENNAS: Dipoles and inverted-Vs Quads, delta, and NVIS loops Wire arrays (bobtail curtain, half-square, rhombic) Verticals and shunt-fed towers Rotatable Yagi beams MF/HF receiving antennas (flag, pennant, K9AY, Beverage) Mobile and portable antennas VHF/UHF/microwave antennas And many more GO TO WWW.MHPROFESSIONAL.COM/CARR5 FOR: * Tables of worldwide geographic coordinates and antenna dimensions vs. frequency * Supplier updates * Author's blog * Additional photographs and schematics * Links to tutorials and specialized calculators

Practical Antenna Handbook

Author: Joseph J. Carr

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Radio

Page: 560

View: 5858

This second edition contains all-new BASIC computer programs for antenna design and impedance matching, expanded coverage of long-wire directional antennas and radio wave propagation theory, and new material on small loop direction-finding antennas. This book also covers circuits and methods for matching ante nna load impedance to an RF source or transmission line, plus information on antenna measurement and adjustment.

Small Antenna Handbook

Author: Robert C. Hansen,Robert E. Collin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470890835

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 346

View: 2120

"This book addresses the recent significant theoretical and practical developments in the electrically small antenna area. It explains work on electromagnetically coupled structures, improving bandwidth using spherical helix dipoles, the exact derivation of the Q for electrically small antennas for both TE and TM modes, a new simplified Q formula developed by the authors, and provideds an expanded discussion of metamaterials and computer model accuracy for ESA"--

Antenna Handbook

Theory, Applications, and Design

Author: Y.T. Lo,S. W. Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146156459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2305

View: 8122

Techniques based on the method of modal expansions, the Rayleigh-Stevenson expansion in inverse powers of the wavelength, and also the method of moments solution of integral equations are essentially restricted to the analysis of electromagnetic radiating structures which are small in terms of the wavelength. It therefore becomes necessary to employ approximations based on "high-frequency techniques" for performing an efficient analysis of electromagnetic radiating systems that are large in terms of the wavelength. One of the most versatile and useful high-frequency techniques is the geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD), which was developed around 1951 by J. B. Keller [1,2,3]. A class of diffracted rays are introduced systematically in the GTD via a generalization of the concepts of classical geometrical optics (GO). According to the GTD these diffracted rays exist in addition to the usual incident, reflected, and transmitted rays of GO. The diffracted rays in the GTD originate from certain "localized" regions on the surface of a radiating structure, such as at discontinuities in the geometrical and electrical properties of a surface, and at points of grazing incidence on a smooth convex surface as illustrated in Fig. 1. In particular, the diffracted rays can enter into the GO shadow as well as the lit regions. Consequently, the diffracted rays entirely account for the fields in the shadow region where the GO rays cannot exist.

Modern Antenna Handbook

Author: Constantine A. Balanis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118209753

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1704

View: 2312

The most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of classical and modern antennas and their related technologies Modern Antenna Handbook represents the most current and complete thinking in the field of antennas. The handbook is edited by one of the most recognizable, prominent, and prolific authors, educators, and researchers on antennas and electromagnetics. Each chapter is authored by one or more leading international experts and includes cover-age of current and future antenna-related technology. The information is of a practical nature and is intended to be useful for researchers as well as practicing engineers. From the fundamental parameters of antennas to antennas for mobile wireless communications and medical applications, Modern Antenna Handbook covers everything professional engineers, consultants, researchers, and students need to know about the recent developments and the future direction of this fast-paced field. In addition to antenna topics, the handbook also covers modern technologies such as metamaterials, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), frequency selective surfaces (FSS), and radar cross sections (RCS) and their applications to antennas, while five chapters are devoted to advanced numerical/computational methods targeted primarily for the analysis and design of antennas.

Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook

Author: Kyōhei Fujimoto,James R. James

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580530071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 710

View: 5929

This is an extensively revised and updated new edition of the best-selling Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook. Comprehensive, authoritative and practical, it provides the information you need to understand the relationship between the elements involved in antenna systems design for mobile communications. You get sound advice in choosing the appropriate antenna for any given requirement - including antennas for ITS, access to the latest modeling formulas for macro, micro and pico cell propagation, and guidance on the latest RF safety standards and measurement techniques.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7241

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Microstrip Antenna Design Handbook

Author: Ramesh Garg

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9780890065136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 845

View: 3580

Based on Bahl and Bhartia's popular 1980 classic, Microstrip Antennas, this all new book provides the detail antenna engineers and designers need to design any type of microstrip antenna. After addressing essential microchip antenna theory, the authors highlight current design and engineering practices, emphasizing the most pressing issues in this area, including broadbanding, circular polarization, and active microstrip antennas in particular. Special design challenges, ranging from dual polarization, high bandwidth, and surface wave mitigation, to choosing the proper substrate, and shaping an antenna to achieve desired results are all covered.

Handbook of Reflector Antennas and Feed Systems Volume II: Feed Systems

Author: Lotfollah Shafai,Satish K. Sharma,Sudhakar Rao

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608075176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 4545

This is the first truly comprehensive and most up-to-date handbook available on modern reflector antennas and feed sources for diversified space and ground applications. There has never been such an all-encompassing reflector handbook in print, and no currently available title offers coverage of such recent research developments. The Handbook consists of three volumes. Volume II focuses on feed sources. Reflector antennas are extraordinary devices that combine high gain with geometrical simplicity, and can operate in broad frequency bands. Their performance, however, depends on the electrical characteristics of the feed system with which they operate. This comprehensive volume provides you with a solid understanding of feed system theory, design, and analysis. Featuring chapters authored by experts in each aspect of feed systems, this book takes you from fundamental mathematical techniques, electrically small and large dual reflectors, feed geometry and telemetry, tracking and command antennas, and more. Throughout the book numerous examples are provided to guide you in the practical aspects of feed design.

The Handbook of Antenna Design

Author: Alan W. Rudge,K. Milne,A. D. Olver,P. Knight

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780906048825

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

View: 1112

This book presents the fundamental background theory and analytical techniques of antenna design. It deals with a very wide range of antenna types, operating from very low frequencies to millimetre waves.

The ARRL Antenna Book

Author: American Radio Relay League

Publisher: Amer Radio Relay League

ISBN: 9780872599048

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 7992

The ultimate reference for amateur radio antennas, transmission lines and propagation. Extensively revised, readers will find the latest antenna theory and a wealth of practical, how-to construction projects. CD-ROM included with the complete, fully-searchable text.

Handbook of Microstrip Antennas

Author: James R. James

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780863411502

Category: Microstrip antennas.

Page: 1335

View: 5463

Analysis and design of circular microstrip elements. Microstrip patch antennas. Circular polarisation and bandwidth. Electromagnetically coupled dipoles. Multilayer configurations. Large bandwidth hybrid flat dipoles and arrays. Numerical analysis of microstrip patch antennas. Segmentation and desegmentation methods for microstrip antenna design. Transmission line model of microstrip antennas. Design and technology of low cost printed antennas. Analysis and design considerations of printed array antennas. Circularly polarised array antennas. Microstrip antenna feeds. Advances in substrate technology. Special measurement techniques for printed antennas. CAD of microstrip and triplate systems. Resonant microstrip antenna elements and arrays. Applications of microstrip antennas. Monolithic conical conformal microstrip tracking antenna. Extensions and variations of the microstrip antenna concept.

Adaptive Phased Array Thermotherapy for Cancer

Author: Alan J. Fenn

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1596933801

Category: Cancer

Page: 226

View: 2634

From electromagnetic field theory for tissue heatingOC to simulations of adaptive phased array thermotherapy for deep tumors of the torsoOC to coverage of arrays for tumors in the head, neck, breast, and chest wall, this timely resource offers you expert guidance in this emerging area.

Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement

A Technician's Handbook

Author: Joseph Carr

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080514345

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 1213

Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement will teach readers the basics of performing the tests and measurements used in radio-frequency systems installation, proof of performance, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement teaches readers the basics of performing the tests and measurements used in radio-frequency systems installation, proof of performance, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in gaining more practical proficiency with RF, whether engineer, technician, amateur radio buff, or hobbyist, needs a copy of this book. Joseph J. Carr, himself an accomplished practitioner in this field, examines the instruments used in the various types of measurement before moving on to specific measurement methods. Carr includes information on basic theories of RF measurement, as well as test equipment, test set-ups, test and measurement procedures, and interpretation of results. Provides immediate applications for anyone who works in or is interested in RF technology Suitable for beginners, intermediate-level users, and advanced users Written by a prolific expert in the RF field

The Telecommunications Handbook

Engineering Guidelines for Fixed, Mobile and Satellite Systems

Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

View: 4382

This practical handbook and reference provides a complete understanding of the telecommunications field supported by descriptions and case examples throughout Taking a practical approach, The Telecommunications Handbook examines the principles and details of all of the major and modern telecommunications systems currently available to industry and to end-users. It gives essential information about usage, architectures, functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimisation. The structure of the book is modular, giving both overall descriptions of the architectures and functionality of typical use cases, as well as deeper and practical guidelines for telecom professionals. The focus of the book is on current and future networks, and the most up-to-date functionalities of each network are described in sufficient detail for deployment purposes. The contents include an introduction to each technology, its evolution path, feasibility and utilization, solution and network architecture, and technical functioning of the systems (signalling, coding, different modes for channel delivery and security of core and radio system). The planning of the core and radio networks (system-specific field test measurement guidelines, hands-on network planning advices and suggestions for the parameter adjustments) and future systems are also described. Each chapter covers aspects individually for easy reference, including approaches such as: functional blocks, protocol layers, hardware and software, planning, optimization, use cases, challenges, solutions to potential problems Provides very practical detail on the planning and operation of networks to enable readers to apply the content in real-world deployments Bridges the gap between the communications in the academic context and the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in the telecommunications industry Section divisions include: General theory; Fixed telecommunications; Mobile communications; Space communications; Other and special communications; and Planning and management of telecommunication networks Covers new commercial and enhanced systems deployed, such as IPv6 based networks, LTE-Advanced and GALILEO An essential reference for Technical personnel at telecom operators; equipment and terminal manufacturers; Engineers working for network operators.

Conformal Array Antenna Theory and Design

Author: Lars Josefsson,Patrik Persson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471780111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 7614

This is the first comprehensive treatment of conformal antenna arrays from an engineering perspective. While providing a thorough foundation in theory, the authors of this publication provide a wealth of hands-on instruction for practical analysis and design of conformal antenna arrays. Thus, you get the knowledge you need, alongside the practical know-how to design antennas that are integrated into such structures aircrafts or skyscrapers.

Millimeter-Wave Antennas: Configurations and Applications

Author: Jaco du Preez,Saurabh Sinha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319350684

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 155

View: 1811

This book comprehensively reviews the state of the art in millimeter-wave antennas, traces important recent developments and provides information on a wide range of antenna configurations and applications. While fundamental theoretical aspects are discussed whenever necessary, the book primarily focuses on design principles and concepts, manufacture, measurement techniques, and practical results. Each of the various antenna types scalable to millimeter-wave dimensions is considered individually, with coverage of leaky-wave and surface-wave antennas, printed antennas, integrated antennas, and reflector and lens systems. The final two chapters address the subject from a systems perspective, providing an overview of supporting circuitry and examining in detail diverse millimeter-wave applications, including high-speed wireless communications, radio astronomy, and radar. The vast amount of information now available on millimeter-wave systems can be daunting for researchers and designers entering the field. This book offers readers essential guidance, helping them to gain a thorough understanding based on the most recent research findings and serving as a sound basis for informed decision-making.

Antenna Theory

Analysis and Design

Author: Constantine A. Balanis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118642066

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1096

View: 855

Updated with color and gray scale illustrations, a companion website housing supplementary material, and new sections covering recent developments in antenna analysis and design This book introduces the fundamental principles of antenna theory and explains how to apply them to the analysis, design, and measurements of antennas. Due to the variety of methods of analysis and design, and the different antenna structures available, the applications covered in this book are made to some of the most basic and practical antenna configurations. Among these antenna configurations are linear dipoles; loops; arrays; broadband antennas; aperture antennas; horns; microstrip antennas; and reflector antennas. The text contains sufficient mathematical detail to enable undergraduate and beginning graduate students in electrical engineering and physics to follow the flow of analysis and design. Readers should have a basic knowledge of undergraduate electromagnetic theory, including Maxwell’s equations and the wave equation, introductory physics, and differential and integral calculus. Presents new sections on flexible and conformal bowtie, Vivaldi antenna, antenna miniaturization, antennas for mobile communications, dielectric resonator antennas, and scale modeling Provides color and gray scale figures and illustrations to better depict antenna radiation characteristics Includes access to a companion website housing MATLAB programs, Java-based applets and animations, Power Point notes, Java-based interactive questionnaires and a solutions manual for instructors Introduces over 100 additional end-of-chapter problems Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design, Fourth Edition is designed to meet the needs of senior undergraduate and beginning graduate level students in electrical engineering and physics, as well as practicing engineers and antenna designers. Constantine A. Balanis received his BSEE degree from the Virginia Tech in 1964, his MEE degree from the University of Virginia in 1966, his PhD in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1969, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2004. From 1964 to 1970, he was with the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, and from 1970 to 1983, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering of West Virginia University. In 1983 he joined Arizona State University and is now Regents' Professor of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Balanis is also a life fellow of the IEEE.