1st Edition

Multifunctional and Multiband Planar Antennas for Emerging Wireless Applications

    398 Pages 335 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This work focuses on designing multiband-printed single/Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) CP antennas for WLAN/V2X and NR Sub-6GHz 5G applications. It also delves into the design and implementation of a Four-Port MIMO antenna for wireless applications, addressing theoretical foundations and challenges. Additionally, the book explores critical aspects of software-defined radios (SDR), including modulation, signal processing, radio systems, TX/RX blocks, SDR-enabled phased arrays, and beam hopping techniques, with relevance to 5G, 6G, and IoT applications.


    • Explores advancements in planar monopole antennas, including bandwidth enhancement techniques
    • Analyzes innovative antenna design structures, like miniaturized and conformal monopole antennas; and discusses modeling and implementation
    • Spotlights WLAN and Wi-Fi 6/6E antenna design for next-gen laptops with practical insights
    • Addresses the use of triple-band antenna arrays for MIMO applications in laptops
    • Focuses on planar antenna advancements for diverse wireless bands and applications
    • Explores multiband-printed single/MIMO CP antennas for WLAN/V2X and NR Sub-6GHz 5G
    • Covers the design and implementation of a Four-Port MIMO antenna for wireless applications, including theoretical foundations and challenges
    • Explores SDR, modulation, signal processing, radio systems, TX/RX blocks, SDR-enabled phased arrays, and beam hopping techniques for 5G, 6G, and IoT applications

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in electrical and electronic engineering, antennas, and wireless communication systems.

    1. Introduction to Wireless Technologies
    2. Planar Monopole Antenna
    3. Miniaturized Antenna Designs for Laptop Computers
    4. Advanced Antenna Designs for WLAN and Wi-Fi 6E in Laptop Computers
    5. Enhancing Laptop Connectivity with Multiple Input Multiple Output Antenna Design
    6. Innovative Antenna Design Techniques for Next-Generation Wireless Communication
    7. Cutting-Edge Design Approaches for Circularly Polarized Antenna
    8. Maximizing Wireless Performance: Advancement in Wideband Four-Port MIMO Antennas
    9. Software-Defined Radio, Receiver, and Transmitter Analysis


    Jayshri Kulkarni received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (E&TC) from Shivaji University, Master of Engineering degree from PICT College, and a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Anna University. From 2006 to 2009, she was a Lecturer at the GSM College of Engineering, Pune, India. From 2010 to 2022, she was an Assistant Professor at the E&TC Department, VIIT, Pune, India. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate with Baylor University, Texas, USA. She has authored more than 10 books, and more than 50 research papers in reputed journals and conferences. Her research interests include antennas, microwave engineering, wireless communications, and wireless sensors. She received several awards, including the Desmond Sim Award for Best Antenna Design Paper at IEEE InCAP 2019, the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at ICRAMET-2020, and the Best Paper of the Session Award at IEEE ESCI-2021. She was one of the recipients of the reputed Mojgan Daneshmand Grant awarded by IEEE (AP-S)-2022.

    Chow-Yen-Desmond Sim was born in Singapore in 1971. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Engineering Department, University of Leicester, UK, in 1998, and the PhD degree from the Radio System Group, Engineering Department, University of Leicester, UK, in 2003. In 2007, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, where he became a Full Professor in 2012 and a Distinguished Professor in 2017. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 SCI papers, and his current research interests include 5G antenna design and RFID applications. He is a Fellow of the IET, Senior Member of the IEEE AP Society, and a Life Member of the IAET. Since 2016, he has been serving as the technical consultant of Securitag Assembly Group (SAG), which is one of the largest RFID tag manufacturers in Taiwan. He is also the technical consultant of Avary Holding (the largest PCB manufacturer) since 2018.

    Jawad Yaseen Siddiqui is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, in 2005. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada and Visiting Researcher at Queen’s University, Canada, at different periods during 2008–2021. He has more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research areas include printed circuits and antennas, radar, and nano-photonics. He is Co-Principal Investigator of the Stratosphere Troposphere (ST) Radar Project at the University of Calcutta. He is the recipient of 2022 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)-S.N. Mitra Memorial Award for contribution and leadership role in radio broadcast science and technology. He is currently the IEEE AP-S Committee Chair for AP-S SIGHT Committee.

    Anisha M. Apte graduated in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from The Savitribai Phule University of Pune, India; received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), New Jersey, USA; and a Dr.-Ing. from Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany. She worked at Hindustan Instruments and Ultraline Instruments, in Pune, India; Discovery Semiconductors, in New Jersey, USA, and then joined Synergy Microwave in 2003, and has been working on signal-generation and signal-processing electronics, reference-frequency-standards, and metamaterial resonators for signal-source applications.

    Dr. Apte has published many papers in IEEE conferences and journals and received awards for her scientific contributions. She is a dedicated IEEE volunteer, currently serving as the Vice-Chair-2, and various other positions of the IEEE North Jersey Section, and also the IEEE AP-S society, where she is an elected AdCom member for the term 2022–2024. She is the recipient of the 2021 and 2012 IEEE Region-1 Support for IEEE Mission Award for Outstanding Contributions to the IEEE North Jersey Section.

    Ajay Kumar Poddar (SM 2005, Fellow 2015) is working as a Chief Scientist at Synergy Microwave, New Jersey, USA, responsible for the design and development of signal generation and signal processing electronics, RF-MEMS, and metamaterial-sensors/electronics for industrial, medical, and space applications. He is also serving as a visiting professor in the University of Oradea, Romania, and the Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India. He has received more than a dozen awards, such as the 2015 IEEE IFCS Cady Award in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions. Dr. Poddar published 350 scientific papers in journals, magazines, and conference proceedings, co-authored four technical books/chapters, and more than 40 patents for scientific and technological innovations. For the past 30 years, he has supervised many PhD scholars. He is currently serving on several scientific committees, professional societies, and voluntary organizations. He has been actively involved with IEEE SIGHT/HAC, IEEE sister societies, and IEEE MGA activities, including charitable services. 

    Ulrich L. Rohde is a Partner of Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany; Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corp., Paterson, New Jersey, USA; President of Communications Consulting Corporation; serves as an honorary member of the Senate of the University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany, and of the Senate of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg, Germany; and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Ansoft Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Rohde is serving as Professor of Radio-Microwave Frequency Theory and Techniques at several universities worldwide, to name a few: Honorary Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, and Honorary Chair Professor IIT Jammu, India.

    Rohde has published more than 400 scientific papers, co-authored more than a dozen books, and over four dozen patents; received several awards, recently including: recipient of 2022 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, 2021 Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the 2017 IEEE AP-S Distinguish achievement award.