1st Edition

Printed Antennas for Future Generation Wireless Communication and Healthcare

By Balaka Biswas, Ayan Karmakar Copyright 2023
    274 Pages 180 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    274 Pages 180 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This proposed book focuses on the design and development of printed antennas along with modeling aspects for multifaceted applications. It further investigates imperfections in the manufacturing processes and assembly operation during the testing/characterization of printed antennas.

    This text-

    • Discusses in a comprehensive manner the design and development aspects of printed antennas.
    • Provides fractal engineering aspects for miniaturization and wideband characteristics of the low-profile antenna with high performances.
    • Covers high gain printed antenna for Terahertz application.
    • Showcases electrical modeling of smart antennas.
    • Pedagogical features such as review questions based on practical experiences are included at the end of each chapter.

    The book comprehensively discusses fractal engineering in printed antennas for miniaturization and enhancement of performance factors. It further covers the modeling of electrically small antennas, circuit modeling, modeling of factual-based Ultra-Wide Band antennas, and modeling of reconfigurable micro-electromechanical system-based patch antennas. The book highlights performance metrics of multiple-input-multiple-output antennas. It will serve as an ideal reference text for senior undergraduate, graduate students, and academic researchers in fields including electrical engineering, electronics, communications engineering, and computer engineering.

    Chapter 1
    Printed Antennas for Modern day Communication

    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Types of Printed antennas
    1.3  Summarization

    Chapter 2
    Fractals in printed antenna

    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Cantor set
    2.3 Koch Curve
    2.4 Sierpinski carpet
    2.5 Sierpinski gasket
    2.6 Minkwoski Fractal
    2.7 Pythagore tree fractal
    2.8 Hilbert Curve fractal
    2.9 Background study of fractal in antenna engineering
    2.10 Recent works on fractals in antenna engineering
    2.11 Summarization

    Chapter 3
    Printed version of UWB antenna : Evolutionary steps

    3.1  Introduction
    3.2 Initial developmental phase
    3.3 Improvement/developmental phase of UWB antenna
    3.4 Band notch characteristics of UWB antenna
    3.5  A brief review on tapered slot antenna
    3.6  Summarization

    Chapter 4
    Modeling of printed Antenna

    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Modeling of Electrically Small Antenna
    4.3 Circuit modeling
    4.4 Modeling of fractal based UWB antenna
    4.5  Modeling of Reconfigurable MEMS based Patch antenna
    4.6 Summary


    Chapter 5 
    Printed Antennas for Biomedical Application

    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Inside the capsule antenna development
    5.3 Outside the Capsule Antenna Development
    5.4 Link budget analysis
    5.5 Summary


    Chapter  High Gain Printed Antenna for Sub-millimeter Wave Application

    6.1  Introduction
    6.2 Design and Development of High Gain Printed Antenna
    6.3 Summary

    Chapter 7
    Systematic investigation of various commonly associated imperfections in printed antenna technology and its empirical modeling

    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Fabrication related imperfections
    7.4 Summary

    Chapter 8
    Multiple Input Multiple Output(MIMO) technology in Printed antenna

    8.1 Background  and history
    8.2 Performance metrics of MIMO antenna
    8.3 Challenges in MIMO antenna designing
    8.4 Different Methods to reduce mutual coupling
    8.5 Types of MIMO antennas
    8.6 MIMO antennas in Biomedical Usage    
    8.7 Reconfigurable MIMO Antenna
    8.8 Conclusion

    Printed version of Antenna for Medical Imaging

    9.1 Introduction
    9.2   Types of Microwave Imaging
    9.3    Antenna for microwave imaging

    Chapter 10
    Rectenna : A frontier for future wireless communication

    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Performance metrics of RF harvester
    10.3 Design protocols of RF energy harvesting circuit    
    10.4  Building blocks of Rectenna
    10.5  Practical applications of RF energy harvester
    10.6 Conclusion


    Appendix-1 RF and Microwave frequency spectrum along with practical applications
    Appendix-2 Comparison of different planar antenna
    Appendix-3 Comparison of various computational electromagnetic solvers
    Appendix-4 Popular types of planar Antennas for antenna-in-package (AiP) configuration  


    Dr. Balaka Biswas received her B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal and thereafter finished her masters in the year 2008. She received 1st class 1st (gold medal) in M.Tech and subsequently joined in the Ph.D program in Jadavpur University, Kolkata with DST-INSPIRE fellowship. Later, she joined CSIO-CSIR, Chandigarh as a SRA under Scientist Pool scheme and did her Post-Doc from IISER, Mohali. Currently, she is working in Chandigarh University, Mohali as an Associate Professor. She has more than 25 publications in reputed referred journals and conferences. She serves as a reviewer in several top tier journals, like- IEEE Trans. on Antenna propagation, IETE Journals, PIER-C, PIER-M, JEMWA, etc. She is life member of IETE, ISSE and Indian Science Congress Association.


    Ayan Karmakar received the B.Tech degree (Electronics and Communication) from WBUT, Kolkata in 2005. Later he did his masters from NIT, Durgapur. He joined ISRO as a ‘Scientist’ and subsequently posted to Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Chandigarh. His research interests include design and development of passive microwave integrated circuits and antennas using silicon based MIC and RF-MEMS technology. His field of expertise are expanded in fabrication technology of various MEMS based sensors and evolving the test strategies for the same. He has more than 40 publications in reputed journals and conferences at various national and international levels. In 2019, he has authored one technical book named ‘Si-RF Technology’ from Springer Publication, Singapore. He is a Fellow member of IETE, India and life member of Indian Science Congress Association, ISSE and Bangiya Bigyan Parishad.