Practical Antenna Handbook 5/e

Author: Joseph Carr,George Hippisley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071639586

Category: Technology

Page: 784

View: 6595

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 5/e

Author: Joseph Carr,George Hippisley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071639594

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 784

View: 8767

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 Professional

ISBN: 9780071374354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 609

View: 6109

The Antenna Builder’s Bible – Updated and Better Than Ever! Design and construct your own antennas with step-by-step instructions and plans. Joseph J. Carr’s Practical Antenna Handbook, Fourth Edition, is an update of the most popular book on antennas ever written. This empowering guide blends theoretical concepts that engineers need to design practical antennas with hard-learned lessons derived from actually building and using antennas -- real antennas, not merely theoretical constructs on a blackboard. Certain to become the toolbox favorite of radio enthusiasts and professionals of all types, from technicians to citizen banders and shortwave listeners, it covers a wide variety of antennas: high-frequency dipole; vertically polarized HF; multiband and tunable wire; hidden and limited space; directional phased vertical and directional beam VHF/UHF transmitting and receiving; shortwave reception; microwave; and mobile, marine, and emergency. This state-of-the-art edition includes a new chapter on antenna modeling software and new coverage of small transmitting antennas and receiving loop antennas. *Packaged with CD-ROM with antenna modeling software -- including material on EZNEC for Windows 3.0.

Small Antenna Handbook

Author: Robert C. Hansen,Robert E. Collin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118106857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 4490

Now in an completely revised, updated, and enlarged Second Edition, Small Antennas in Portable Devices reviews recent significant theoretical and practical developments in the electrically small antenna area. Examining antenna designs that work as well as those that have limitations, this new edition provides practicing engineers and upper level and graduate students with new information on: work on improving bandwidth using spherical helix dipoles; work on electromagnetically coupled structures; exact derivation of the Q for electrically small antennas for both the TE and TM modes; and a new simplified Q formula.

Antennas

From Theory to Practice

Author: Yi Huang,Kevin Boyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470772921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 8812

Practical, concise and complete reference for the basics of modern antenna design Antennas: from Theory to Practice discusses the basics of modern antenna design and theory. Developed specifically for engineers and designers who work with radio communications, radar and RF engineering, this book offers practical and hands-on treatment of antenna theory and techniques, and provides its readers the skills to analyse, design and measure various antennas. Key features: Provides thorough coverage on the basics of transmission lines, radio waves and propagation, and antenna analysis and design Discusses industrial standard design software tools, and antenna measurement equipment, facilities and techniques Covers electrically small antennas, mobile antennas, UWB antennas and new materials for antennas Also discusses reconfigurable antennas, RFID antennas, Wide-band and multi-band antennas, radar antennas, and MIMO antennas Design examples of various antennas are provided Written in a practical and concise manner by authors who are experts in antenna design, with experience from both academia and industry This book will be an invaluable resource for engineers and designers working in RF engineering, radar and radio communications, seeking a comprehensive and practical introduction to the basics of antenna design. The book can also be used as a textbook for advanced students entering a profession in this field.

Antenna Design for Mobile Devices

Author: Zhijun Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119132347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 5640

Expanded and updated, this practical guide is a one-stop design reference containing all an engineer needs when designing antennas Integrates state-of-the-art technologies with a special section for step-by-step antenna design Features up-to-date bio-safety and electromagnetic compatibility regulation compliance and latest standards Newly updated with MIMO antenna design, measurements and requirements Accessible to readers of many levels, from introductory to specialist Written by a practicing expert who has hired and trained numerous engineers

Modern Antenna Design

Author: Thomas A. Milligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471720607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 580

View: 7718

A practical book written for engineers who design and use antennas The author has many years of hands on experience designing antennas that were used in such applications as the Venus and Mars missions of NASA The book covers all important topics of modern antenna design for communications Numerical methods will be included but only as much as are needed for practical applications

The Radio Amateur Antenna Handbook

Author: William Ittner Orr,Stuart D. Cowan

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823087068

Category: Amateur radio stations

Page: 187

View: 8423

This handbook contains a wealth of information, including instructions for building a variety of antennas. The Truth Table lists the actual dB gain of 10 popular antennas.

Space Antenna Handbook

Author: William A. Imbriale,Steven Gao,Luigi Boccia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119993199

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 744

View: 9386

This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications. Key Features: Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.

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: 3714

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.

Antenna Theory and Applications

Author: Hubregt J. Visser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119945216

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 7185

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.

Antenna Engineering Handbook

Author: John Volakis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259644696

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

View: 2976

This up-to-date resource offers expert instruction on the design and application of classic and modern antennas This new edition of the “bible of antenna engineering” has been fully updated to provide start-to-finish coverage of the latest innovations in antenna design and applications. You will get in-depth discussions of antennas used in modern communications systems, mobile and personal wireless technologies, satellites, radar deployments, flexible electronics, and other emerging technologies. Featuring 60 chapters and contributions from more than 80 well-known experts, the handbook isedited by one of the world's leading antenna engineering authorities. The book features all of the classic antenna types plus new types and emerging designs. Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, clearly explains cutting-edge applications in WLANs, automotive systems, PDAs, and handheld devices. •Features 15 new chapters that cover the latest developments in antenna engineering•Contains real-world examples and hundreds of illustrations•Edited by an electrical engineering educator and seasoned author

Antenna Theory and Design

Author: Warren L. Stutzman,Gary A. Thiele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470576642

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 822

View: 9748

Stutzman's 3rd edition of Antenna Theory and Design provides a more pedagogical approach with a greater emphasis on computational methods. New features include additional modern material to make the text more exciting and relevant to practicing engineers; new chapters on systems, low-profile elements and base station antennas; organizational changes to improve understanding; more details to selected important topics such as microstrip antennas and arrays; and expanded measurements topic.

Antenna Theory

Analysis and Design

Author: Constantine A. Balanis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119178983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1096

View: 6843

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.

Small Antennas:Miniaturization Techniques & Applications

Author: John Volakis,Chi-Chih Chen,Kyohei Fujimoto

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071625542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 5101

Next-generation small antenna design techniques This authoritative text provides the most up-to-date methods on the theory and design of small antennas, including an extensive survey of small antenna literature published over the past several years. Written by experts at the forefront of antenna research, Small Antennas: Miniaturization Techniques & Applications begins with a detailed presentation of small antenna theory--narrowband and wideband--and progresses to small antenna design methods, such as materials and shaping approaches for multiband and wideband antennas. Generic miniaturization techniques are presented for narrowband, multiband, and wideband antennas. Two chapters devoted to metamaterials antennas and methods to achieve optimal small antennas, as well as a chapter on RFID technologies and related antennas, are included in this comprehensive volume. Coverage includes: Small antenna theory and optimal parameters Theory and limits of wideband electrically small antennas Extensive literature survey of small antenna designs Practical antenna miniaturization approaches Conformal wideband antennas based on spirals Negative refractive index (NRI) metamaterial and electromagnetic band gap (EBG) based antennas Small antennas based on magnetic photonic and degenerate band edge crystals Impedance matching for small antennas using passive and active circuits RFID antennas and technology

MIMO

From Theory to Implementation

Author: Alain Sibille,Claude Oestges,Alberto Zanella

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123821959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9596

Foreword from Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor (Emeritus), Stanford University (USA) The first book to show how MIMO principles can be implemented in today’s mobile broadband networks and components Explains and solves some of the practical difficulties that arise in designing and implementing MIMO systems Both theory and implementation sections are written in the context of the most recent standards: IEEE 802.11n (WiFi); IEEE 802.16 (WIMAX); 4G networks (3GPP/3GPP2, LTE)

Basic Antennas

Understanding Practical Antennas and Design

Author: Joel R. Hallas

Publisher: Amer Radio Relay League

ISBN: 9780872599994

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 8069


Antennas

Author: John Daniel Kraus

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070354227

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 892

View: 7759