The book deals with theoretical and experimental research of antennas. The presentation is based on the electromagnetic theory. It begins with the theory of thin antennas. Thin antennas represent one of the main types of radiators, thus the theory of thin antennas is the basis of the antennas analysis.
Special attention is paid to the integral equation of Leontovich-Levin for a current along a straight thin-walled metal cylinder, which is equivalent to the equation of Hallen with a precise kernel. Together with the analysis of various types of antennas, the book deals with the problems of synthesis including the creation a wide-band radiator by means of determining of the types and the magnitudes of concentrated loads, which are connected along a linear radiator and create in a given frequency band high electrical performance.
Problems of antenna engineering are discussed in the second half of the book, including the results of application of a compensation method for the protection of humans against irradiation and structural features of ship antennas.
Table of Contents
Questions of Antenna Theory. Theory of thin antennas. Integral equation method. New methods of analysis. Self-complementary antennas. Folded and multi-folded antennas. Multi-conductor cables and multi-radiator antennas. Antennas with concentrated loads. V-dipoles. Problems of Antenna Engineering. Antennas for a personal cellular phone. Director-type antennas. Other similar problems. Arrays. Transparent antennas. Ship antennas. Log-periodic antennas. Antennas for underground radio communication.
Boris Levin was born in Saratov, Russia in January 1937. He graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1960, received his Ph.D. in Radio Physics from Central Research Institute of Automatic Devices in Leningrad in 1969, and received his Degree of Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 1993. From 1963 to 1998, he worked for the Design Department “Svyazmorproyekt” of Russia Shipbuilding Ministry. In 2008, he began working at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.
Levin Boris has authored six books, including three books in Russian and three books in English. Furthermore, he has authored 88 original articles in technical journals, 75 papers in proceedings of international scientific conferences, and 45 patents. His main research interests are in the fields of the electromagnetic theory, the theory of linear antennas, and antenna optimization. Among his major accomplishments include the analysis, design, and development of new antennas.