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Low-Visibility Antennas for Communication Systems

1st Edition

By Albert Sabban

CRC Press

295 pages | 33 Color Illus. | 304 B/W Illus.

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Low-visibility antennas have many attractive features, such as being low-profile, flexible, lightweight, small-volume, and low-cost. Low-Visibility Antennas for Communication Systems provides explicit guidelines for the development of these antennas. Offering valuable insight into emerging antenna technologies, the book:

  • Introduces the fundamental theory of electromagnetics and antennas with few integral and differential equations, improving accessibility while providing sufficient mathematical detail
  • Presents state-of-the-art advancements in microstrip, millimeter (mm) wave microstrip, wearable, wearable tunable printed, wideband wearable meta-material, and fractal printed antennas
  • Discusses microwave integrated circuits (MICs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC)

Low-Visibility Antennas for Communication Systems delivers a comprehensive and cutting-edge study of the design and application of low-visibility antennas, complete with design considerations, computed and measured results, and an extensive exploration of radio frequency and antenna measurements.

Reviews

"… focused on small antennas, where interactions with small volume objects and with the human body have utmost importance. … provides detailed information on how to understand and design small antennas in such environments. Antenna designers will gain fresh ideas from insight into the author's experience."

—Prof. Ely Levine, Afeka College of Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel

Table of Contents

Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines

Definitions

Electromagnetic Waves

Transmission Lines

Matching Techniques

Coaxial Transmission Line

Microstrip Line

Materials

Waveguides

Circular Waveguide

References

Basic Antenna Theory

Introduction to Antennas

Antenna Parameters

Dipole Antenna

Basic Aperture Antennas

Horn Antennas

References

Low-Visibility Printed Antennas

Microstrip Antennas

Two-Layer Stacked Microstrip Antennas

Stacked Monopulse Ku Band Patch Antenna

Loop Antennas

Wired Loop Antenna

Radiation Pattern of a Loop Antenna Near a Metal Sheet

Planar Inverted-F Antenna

References

Antenna Array

Introduction

Array Radiation Pattern

Broadside Array

End-Fire Array

Printed Arrays

Stacked Microstrip Antenna Arrays

Ka Band Microstrip Antenna Arrays

Series Fed Microstrip Arrays

Stacked Series Fed Microstrip Eight-Element Array

Stacked Series Parallel Fed Microstrip 64-Element Array

Conclusions

References

Applications of Low-Visibility Printed Antennas

Introduction

Low-Visibility Microstrip Antenna Arrays with High Efficiency

W Band Microstrip Antenna Detection Array

Medical Applications of Microstrip Antennas

Conclusion

References

Wearable Antennas for Medical Applications

Introduction

Dually Polarized Wearable 434-MHz Printed Antenna

Loop Antenna with a Ground Plane

Antenna S11 Variation as a Function of Distance from the Body

Wearable Antennas

Compact Dual Polarized Printed Antenna

Helix Antenna Performance on the Human Body

Compact Wearable RFID Antennas

Conclusions

References

Wearable Tunable Printed Antennas for Medical Applications

Introduction

Varactor Theory

Dually Polarized Tunable Printed Antenna

Antenna S11 Variation as a Function of Distance from the Body

Tunable Antenna Varactors

Measurements of Tunable Antennas

Folded Dual Polarized Tunable Antenna

Medical Applications for Tunable Antennas

Conclusions

References

New Wideband Wearable Meta-Material Antennas for Communication Applications

Introduction

New Antennas with SRRs

Folded Dipole Meta-Material Antenna with SRRs

Stacked Patch Antenna Loaded with SRRs

Patch Antenna Loaded with SRRs

Meta-Material Antenna Characteristics in the Vicinity of the Human Body

Meta-Material Wearable Antennas

Wideband Stacked Patch with SRR

Small Meta-Material Antenna Analysis

Conclusion

References

Fractal Printed Antennas

Introduction

Fractal Structures

Fractal Antennas

Antiradar Fractals and/or Multilevel Chaff Dispersers

Definition of Multilevel Structure

Advanced Antenna System

Comparison between Euclidean and Fractal Antennas

Multilevel and Space-Filling Ground Planes for Miniature and Multiband Antennas

Applications of Fractal Printed Antennas

New Fractal Printed Antennas Using Double-Layer Hilbert Curves

Conclusions

References

Microwave and MM Wave Technologies

Introduction

Microwave Integrated Circuits

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

MEMS Technology

LTCC and HTCC Technology

Conclusions

References

Radio Frequency Measurements

Introduction

Multiport Networks with N Ports

Scattering Matrix

S-Parameter Measurements

Transmission Measurements

Output Power and Linearity Measurements

Antenna Measurements

Antenna Range Setup

References

About the Author

Albert Sabban holds a Ph.D from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA; an M.Sc from Tel Aviv University, Israel; and a US patent on wideband microstrip antennas. Dr. Sabban is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel. He was previously a senior R&D scientist and project leader at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Haifa, Israel; a teaching assistant in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; and a research assistant in the Microwave and Millimeter Wave Computer Aided Design Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC024000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Microwaves
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications