1st Edition

RF and Microwave Applications and Systems

Edited By Mike Golio, Janet Golio Copyright 2007
    690 Pages 304 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This volume, RF and Microwave Applications and Systems, includes a wide range of articles that discuss RF and microwave systems used for communication and radar and heating applications. Commercial, avionics, medical, and military applications are addressed. An overview of commercial communications systems is provided. Past, current, and emerging cellular systems, navigation systems, and satellite-based systems are discussed. Specific voice and data commercial systems are investigated more thoroughly in individual chapters that follow. Detailed discussions of military electronics, avionics, and radar (both military and automotive) are provided in separate chapters. A chapter focusing on FR/microwave energy used for therapeutic medicine is also provided.

    Systems considerations including thermal, mechanical, reliability, power management, and safety are discussed in separate chapters. Engineering processes are also explored in articles about corporate initiatives, cost modeling, and design reviews. The book closes with a discussion of the underlying physics of electromagnetic propagation and interference.

    In addition to new chapters on WiMAX and broadband cable, nearly every existing chapter features extensive updates and several were completely rewritten to reflect the massive changes areas such as radio navigation and electronic warfare.

    Introduction, P. Fay
    Overview of Microwave Engineering, M. Golio

    Nomadic Communications, Dr.A.D Kucar
    Cellular Mobile Telephony, P.G. Flikkema
    WiMAX, B.S.Bisla
    Broadband Wireless Access: High Rate, Point to Multipoint, Fixed Antenna Systems, B. Petry
    Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), J. Paviol, C. Andren, and J. Fakatselis
    802.11g and Repeater/Range Extenders, J. Paviol, A. Petrick, and B. O 'Hara
    Wireless Personal Area Network Communications, an Application Overview, I.C.Gifford
    Analog Fiber-Optic Links, W.D. Jemison and A.C. Paolella
    Satellite Communications Systems, R.K. Gupta
    Satellite-Based Cellular Communications, N.V. Jespersen
    Electronics for Defense Applications, M.J. Biercuk and J.C. Zolper
    Microwave and RF Avionics Applications, J.L. Bartlett
    Continuous Wave Radar, J.C. Wiltse and S.O. Piper
    Pulse Radar, M.L. Belcher,Jr. and J.T. Nessmith
    Automotive Radar, M.S. Gupta
    Ground Penetrating Radar, C.M. Rappaport
    New Frontiers for RF/Microwaves in Therapeutic Medicine, A. Rosen, H.D. Rosen, and S.D. Edwards

    Thermal Analysis and Design of Electronic Systems, A. Bar-Cohen, K.J.L. Geisler, and A.D. Kraus
    Electronic Hardware Reliability, D. Das and M. Pecht
    Safety and Environmental Issues, J.M. Osepchuk and R.C. Petersen
    Signal Characterization and Modulation Theory, J.F. Sevic
    Productivity Initiatives, M. Golio
    Cost Modeling, L.M. Farrer
    Engineering Design Review Process, L.M. Farrer
    Power Supply Management, B.A. McDonald, G.K. Schoneman, and D.E. Jenkins
    Low Voltage/Low Power Microwave Electronics, M. Golio

    Maxwell's Equations, N.E. Buris
    Wave Propagation in Free Space, M. Sadiku and S.R. Nelatury
    Guided Wave Propagation and Transmission Lines, W.R. Deal, V.Radisic, Y.Qian, and T. Itoh
    The Effects of Multipath Fading in Wireless Communication Systems, W. Stark
    Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), A. Riddle
    Appendix A: Mathematics, Symbols, and Physical Constants, H.M. Harris
    Appendix B: Microwave Engineering Appendix, J.P. Wendler


    Mike Golio, Janet Golio