The discipline of antenna theory has experienced vast technological changes. In response, Constantine Balanis has updated his classic text, Antenna Theory, offering the most recent look at all the necessary topics. New material includes smart antennas and fractal antennas, along with the latest applications in wireless communications. Multimedia material on an accompanying CD presents PowerPoint viewgraphs of lecture notes, interactive review questions, Java animations and applets, and MATLAB features. Like the previous editions, Antenna Theory, Third Edition meets the needs of electrical engineering and physics students at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate levels, and those of practicing engineers as well. It is a benchmark text for mastering the latest theory in the subject, and for better understanding the technological applications. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
This Book Has Been Designed For Both The Undergraduate And Postgraduate In Electronic Engineering, Electrical Communication Engineering And Electrical Engineering, And For The Postgraduate In Physics Specialising In Electronics. It Is A Compact And Comprehensive Text And It Stresses The Basic Principles Of Antenna Theory And Practice. Starting With Electromagnetics And The Theory Of Radiation Which Forms The Basis Of Antenna Theory, It Treats In Detail Different Types Of Antennas Like The Linear Antenna, The Cylindrical Antenna, The Biconical Antenna, The Loop Antenna, The Helical Antenna, Slot And Microstrip Antennas, Horn Antennas, Reflector Antennas, Lens Antennas, Leaky Wave And Surface-Wave Antennas Including Dielectric And Dielectric Loaded Antennas, Wide Band Antennas And Some Modern Special Types Of Antennas.There Are Also Chapters On Antenna Synthesis, Antenna Practice, Antenna Measurements And Electromagnetic Wave Propagation. The Detailed Coverage Of Electromagnetic Theory Enables The Student To Understand The Theoretical Aspects With Comparative Ease. The Chapters On Antenna Synthesis, Antenna Practice And Antenna Measurements Are Useful For The Practical Antenna Engineer.The Problems At The End Of Chapters, Tables And Numerous Illustrations Add To The Value Of The Text. In This Second Edition A New Chapter On Antenna Impedance And Some Solved Problems Have Been Added. The Book Presupposes Only The Knowledge Of Mathematics Which A Student Of Undergraduate Engineering Or Undergraduate Physics Has Required.
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.
Survey of microwave antenna design problems. Circuit relations, reciprocity theorems. Radiation from current distributions. Wave fronts and rays. Scattering and diffraction. Aperture illumination and antenna patterns. Microwave transmission lines. Microwave dipole antennas and feeds. Linear array antennas and feeds. Waveguide and horn feeds. Dielectric and metal-plate lenses. Pencil-beam and simple fanned-beam antennas. Shaped-beam antennas. Antenna installation problems. Antenna measurements techniques and equipment.
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 and Microstrip Antennas offers a uniquely balanced analysis of antenna fundamentals and microstrip antennas. Concise and readable, it provides theoretical background, application materials, and details of recent progress. Exploring several effective design approaches, this book covers a wide scope, making it an ideal hands-on resource for professionals seeking a refresher in the fundamentals. It also provides the basic grounding in antenna essentials that is required for those new to the field. The book’s primary focus is on introducing practical techniques that will enable users to make optimal use of powerful commercial software packages and computational electromagnetics used in full wave analysis and antenna design. Going beyond particular numerical computations to teach broader concepts, the author systematically presents the all-important spectral domain approach to analyzing microstrip structures including antennas. In addition to a discussion of near-field measurement and the high-frequency method, this book also covers: Elementary linear sources, including Huygen’s planar element, and analysis and synthesis of the discrete and continuous arrays formed by these elementary sources The digital beam-forming antenna and smart antenna Cavity mode theory and related issues, including the design of irregularly shaped patches and the analysis of mutual coupling Based on much of the author’s own internationally published research, and honed by his years of teaching experience, this text is designed to bring students, engineers, and technicians up to speed as efficiently as possible. This text purposefully emphasizes principles and includes carefully selected sample problems to ease the process of understanding the often intimidating area of antenna technology. Paying close attention to this text, you will be able to confidently emulate the author’s own systematic approach to make the most of commercial software and find the creative solutions that every job seems to require.
Technology has advanced to such a degree over the last decade that it has been almost impossible to find up-to-date coverage of antennas. Antenna Handbook, edited by two of the world's most distinguished antenna speciallists, presents the most advanced antenna theory and designs and demonstrates their application in a wide variety of technical fields. They offer a staggering amount of in-depth data and analysis on a wide range of topics, supported by formulas, curves, and results, as well as derivations.
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.