Practical Communication Antennas With Wireless Applications
- List Price: $93.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Prentice Hall
- Publish date: 01/01/1998
-- The perfect practitioner's guide: bridges the gap between theoretical overviews and math-heavy handbooks.
-- Delivers a thorough understanding of antennas, from impedance to wave propagation -- even introduces signal processing issues.
-- Numerous applications and illustrations -- with a minimum dependence on integral and differential calculus.
This book helps technicians and other professionals implement and manage wireless antennas successfully -- without requiring a highly sophisticated understanding of advanced theory and mathematics.
The book begins by introducing the broad topics of antennas, communication, transmission lines and radiation. It then introduces the basic mathematical concepts needed to work with antennas, including complex numbers, phasors and impedance. The antenna is treated as a circuit element; impedance, standing wave ratios, filters, and bandwidth issues are covered. Additional topics include: electrical wavelengths as related to short and long antennas; radiation resistance; antenna patterns; polarization; wave propagation, and antenna tuning. The book covers recent examples of wireless antennas, and concludes with an overview of advanced signal processing issues.