Introduction to Antennas

CD-ROM: 978 1 884932 69 4 / $297.00
 
Published: December 2004  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
The Introduction to Antennas course is a series of lectures on CD-ROM. This series provides both a fundamental and detailed discussion on antenna properties, antenna design considerations, different types of antennas, RF propagation issues and an overview of specific antennas used in today's wireless communications markets.

Table of Contents:
CD I: Introduction to Antenna Fundamentals

Fundamental Antenna Properties

Antenna Definitions

Electromagnetic Waves

Transmission Lines

Antenna Performance Characteristics

Impedance

VSWR

Bandwidth

Radiation Patterns

Directivity

Gain

Polarization

Classification of Antennas

Antenna Types

Size

Directivity

CD II: Performance Of Fundamental Antenna Elements

Introduction

Elementary Antenna Elements

The Monopole Antenna

The Dipole Antenna

The Loop Antenna

The Folded Monopole and Dipole

The Slot Antenna

Dipole Antennas: Feed Considerations

Elements over Ground Planes

Vertical Elements over Ground Planes

Horizontal Elements over Ground Planes

Conclusion

CD III: Advanced Antenna Considerations I

The Microstrip Patch Antenna

Basic Characteristics

Feed Arrangements

Design Equations

Rectangular Microstrip Patch

Effects of Substrate Properties on Performance

Aperture and Reflector Antennas

Rectangular Aperture in Ground Plane

Horn Antennas

Reflector Antennas

Corner Reflector Antennas

Aperture and Reflector Summary

Circularly Polarized Antennas

Circular Polarization

The Helix Antenna

The Crossed Dipole Antenna

The Quadrifilar Helix

The Microstrip Patch



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