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Handbook of Antennas in Wireless Communications




ISBN 9780849301247
Published August 16, 2001 by CRC Press
936 Pages 400 B/W Illustrations

 
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The move toward worldwide wireless communications continues at a remarkable pace, and the antenna element of the technology is crucial to its success. With contributions from more than 30 international experts, the Handbook of Antennas in Wireless Communications brings together all of the latest research and results to provide engineering professionals and students with a one-stop reference on the theory, technologies, and applications for indoor, hand-held, mobile, and satellite systems.

Beginning with an introduction to wireless communications systems, it offers an in-depth treatment of propagation prediction and fading channels. It then explores antenna technology with discussion of antenna design methods and the various antennas in current use or development for base stations, hand held devices, satellite communications, and shaping beams. The discussions then move to smart antennas and phased array technology, including details on array theory and beamforming techniques.

Space diversity, direction-of-arrival estimation, source tracking, and blind source separation methods are addressed, as are the implementation of smart antennas and the results of field trials of systems using smart antennas implemented. Finally, the hot media topic of the safety of mobile phones receives due attention, including details of how the human body interacts with the electromagnetic fields of these devices.

Its logical development and extensive range of diagrams, figures, and photographs make this handbook easy to follow and provide a clear understanding of design techniques and the performance of finished products. Its unique, comprehensive coverage written by top experts in their fields promises to make the Handbook of Antennas in Wireless Communications the standard reference for the field.

Table of Contents

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Cellular Systems, Lal C. Godara
Satellite-Based Mobile Communications, Mike Ryan
Propagation Prediction for Urban Systems, Henry L. Bertoni and Saul A. Torrico
Fading Channels, Bernard Sklar
ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY AND NUMERICAL METHODS
Antenna parameters, various generic antennas and feed systems, and available software, Jennifer Bernhard and Eric Michielssen
Microstrip Patch Antennas, Rod Waterhouse
The Finite Difference Time Domain Technique for Microstrip Antenna Applications, Atef Elsherbeni, Christos, Christodoulou, and J. Gomez-Tagle
Method of Moments Applied to Antennas, Tapan K. Sarkar, Antonije R. Djordjevic, and Branko M. Kolundzija
Genetic Algorithms, Wesley O. Williamson and Sembiam R. Rengarajan
High Frequency Techniques, Roberto G. Rojas and Te-Hong Lee
ANTENNA DEVELOPMENTS AND PRACTICAL ANTENNAS
Outdoor and Indoor Cellular/PHS Base Stations Antennas in Japan, Hiroyuki Arai
Hand Held Antennas, Atef Elsherbeni
Aeronautical and Maritime Antennas for Satellite Communications, Shingo Ohmori
Fixed and Mobile Antennas for Satellite Communications, Marek Bialkowski, Nemai C. Karmakar, Paul W. Davis, and Hyok J. Song
Shaped Beam Antennas, Carlos A. Fernandes
SMART ANTENNAS AND ARRAY THEORY
Basic Array Theory and Pattern Synthesis Techniques, Boon Poh Ng and Meng Hwa Er
Electromagnetic Vector Sensors with Beamforming Applications, Arye Nehorai, K.C. Ho, and B.T.G. Tan
Optimal and Suboptimal Transmit Beamforming, Mats Bengtsson and Björn Ottersten
Spatial Diversity for Wireless Communications, Ramakrishna Janaswamy
Direction-of-Arrival Estimation in Mobile Communication Environments, Mats Viberg and Thomas Svantesson
Blind Channel Identification and Source Separation in SDMA Systems, Victor Barroso, Joao Xavier, and Jose M.F. Moura
IMPLEMENTATION OF SMART ANTENNA SYSTEMS
Smart Antenna System Architecture and Hardware Implementation, T. Bao VU
Phased Array Technology for Wireless Systems, Hiroyo Ogawa, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Ami Kanazawa, Ryu Miura, and Masato Tanaka
Adaptive Antennas for GSM and TDMA (IS-136) Systems, Soren Anderson, Bo Hagerman, M. Berg, H. Dam, U. Forssen, J. Karlsson, F. Kronestedt, S. Mazur, and K.J. Molnar
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND HUMAN BODY
Electromagnetic Interactions of Hand-held Wireless Communication Antennas with the Human Body, Magdy Iskander and Zhengqing Yun
Safety Aspects of Radio-Frequency Effects on Humans from Communication Devices, Alan W. Preece

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