1st Edition

Low-Visibility Antennas for Communication Systems

ISBN 9781138748101
Published July 26, 2017 by CRC Press
295 Pages 33 Color & 304 B/W Illustrations

USD $69.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines
Electromagnetic Waves
Transmission Lines
Matching Techniques
Coaxial Transmission Line
Microstrip Line
Circular Waveguide

Basic Antenna Theory
Introduction to Antennas
Antenna Parameters
Dipole Antenna
Basic Aperture Antennas
Horn Antennas

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

Antenna Array
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

Applications of Low-Visibility Printed Antennas
Low-Visibility Microstrip Antenna Arrays with High Efficiency
W Band Microstrip Antenna Detection Array
Medical Applications of Microstrip Antennas

Wearable Antennas for Medical Applications
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

Wearable Tunable Printed Antennas for Medical Applications
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

New Wideband Wearable Meta-Material Antennas for Communication Applications
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

Fractal Printed Antennas
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

Microwave and MM Wave Technologies
Microwave Integrated Circuits
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits
MEMS Technology
LTCC and HTCC Technology

Radio Frequency Measurements
Multiport Networks with N Ports
Scattering Matrix
S-Parameter Measurements
Transmission Measurements
Output Power and Linearity Measurements
Antenna Measurements
Antenna Range Setup

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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.


"… 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