Small Antenna Design (Communications Engineering Series)

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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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Gives readers the theory and techniques needed to successfully design small antennas!

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Need To Design Antennas That Are Small In Size Yet Big In Performance? Here is the Design Guide You’ve Been Waiting For!

As mobile RF/wireless devices shrink in size, there is a growing need for antennas that are physically small without excessively sacrificing performance. To design such antennas, wireless engineers need a thorough understanding of basic antenna theory (including the inescapable limitations of physically small antennas), a knowledge of the tradeoffs between antenna size and performance, and proven techniques for optimization of small antennas. That is the information Dr. Douglas Miron provides in this book.

Dr. Miron reviews the essentials of antenna theory and then discusses different types of antennas, including their performance, strengths and weaknesses compared to other antenna types, and their design. Numerical modeling techniques are extensively discussed along with methods of optimizing designs. Because mobile wireless devices are often hand-held or otherwise used in close proximity to the human body, Dr. Miron explores the interaction between physically small antennas and the human body and how this can impact performance. The CD accompanying this book includes useful software tools to help in the design and modeling of small antennas.

A knowledge of small antenna theory and design techniques should be part of every RF/wireless engineer’s professional “tool kit.? This book will provide you with the knowledge to successfully design physically small antennas for a wide range of mobile and portable applications.

Key Features
· Discusses efficiency, bandwidth, polarization, and tuning/impedance matching for widely-used types of small antennas.
· Extensive coverage of the popular multi-turn coil and helix antenna designs.
· Special attention is given to receive-only antenna designs.
· Examines techniques for validating antenna models.
· Explores the impact of grounds, counterpoises, and ground effects on small antenna performance.

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