This comprehensive treatment of ultrawideband (UWB) antennas and time-domain microwave engineering serves as an invaluable practical reference for anyone involved in antenna and RF design work. This authoritative volume enables readers to select the proper UWB antennas for their applications, design and analyze UWB antennas, and integrate these antennas in an RF system. By applying time-domain thinking to problems of practical interest, the reader will not only learn how to build and analyze antennas, but also understand them at the most fundamental level. This second edition is updated and expanded throughout, providing readers with a history of antennas, numerous new problem sets and worked examples, along with new information on plotting time-domain field lines, time-domain reflectometry, matching techniques, and more. This book also addresses system issues like spectral control and antenna efficiency.
Introduction to UWB Antennas; History of UWB Antennas; Antennas as Transducers; Antennas as Transformers; Antennas as Radiators; Antennas as Energy Converters; Taxonomy of UWB Antennas; Antennas in Systems.