Microwave filters are vital components in a huge variety of electronic systems, including the rapidly growing communications industry behind mobile radio and satellite communications, as well as radar and other microwave technologies. Ian Hunter provides a graduate-level text that has the aim of enabling the engineer to understand the theory and design of microwave filters.
This book is extremely thorough and covers fundamental circuit theory and electromagnetics, network synthesis, applications and the design of a variety of real microwave structures, all in a single source. The philosophy is to present design theories followed by specific examples with numerical simulations of the designs, accompanied by pictures of real devices wherever possible.
The intended primary readership is professional engineers in the communications and microwave industries, where the book will be suitable for recent graduates working with and designing filters for the first time, through to engineering managers responsible for RF system design. MSc students in microwave and RF engineering will find the book highly relevant, as the author has developed much of the material from his graduate-level courses for university and industry. Theory and Design of Microwave Filters will also be a valuable reference work in the research community.
- Chapter 2: Basic network theory
- Chapter 3: Designs of lumped lowpass prototype networks
- Chapter 4: Circuit transformations on lumped prototype networks
- Chapter 5: TEM transmission line filters
- Chapter 6: Waveguide filters
- Chapter 7: Dielectric resonator filters
- Chapter 8: Miniaturisation techniques for microwave filters
Dr Ian Hunter graduated from the University of Leeds in 1978 and gained his Ph.D. in 1981. He is a Fellow Engineer with Filtronic plc, where he is currently employed on filter technologies for future cellular radio systems. Dr Hunter is also a part-time Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Microwave Photonics, University of Leeds, and has published over 50 technical papers and patents. He was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is married with three children.