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Small Antenna Design

  • ID: 1763414
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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As wireless devices and systems get both smaller and more ubiquitous, the demand for effective but small antennas is rapidly increasing. Small Antenna Design describes 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.
  • 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
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Antenna Fundamentals I
Chapter 3: Antenna Fundamentals II
Chapter 4: Introduction to Numerical Modeling of Wire Antennas
Chapter 5: Programmed Modeling
Chapter 6: Open-Ended Antennas
Chapter 7: Loops and Other Closed-Wire Antennas
Chapter 8: Receiving Antennas
Chapter 9: Measurements
Appendix A: The Mathematics of Antenna Orientation
Appendix B: The Parallel-Ray Approximation
Appendix C: The Small Loop
Appendix D: The Proximity Effect
Appendix E: What Every EE Student Should Know About Mathematics by the Senior Year
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Miron, Douglas B.
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