This comprehensive book serves as a one-stop resource for practical EW antenna system know-how. Supported with over 700 illustrations and nearly 1,700 equations, this authoritative reference offers you detailed explanations of all the important foundations and aspects of this technology. Moreover, you get an in-depth treatment of a wide range of antenna system applications. The book presents the key characteristics of each type of antenna, including dipoles, monopoles, loops, arrays, horns, and patches. This authoritative volume enables you to analyze and design broadband communication and radar EW antennas, interface antennas to receivers and power amplifiers with maximum efficiency, use multicouplers to connect multiple receivers to a single antenna, and apply the correct kind of antenna to EW problems.
Table Of Contents
Introduction to Electronic Warfare Antenna Systems -Introduction. Transmitting Systems. Receiving Systems. Types of Antenna Systems. Concluding Remarks. ; Principles of Electromagnetic Radiation -Introduction. Coordinate Systems. Electromagnetic Waves. Vector Fields. Maxwell 's Equations. EM Wave Propagation. Determination of Antenna Radiation Fields Using Vector Potential Functions. Antenna Radiation Fields. Radiation as Closed Field Lines. EM Waves Summary. Concluding Remarks. ; Fundamental Antenna Properties -Introduction. Basic Antenna Principles. Broadband Antennas. Radiation from Infinitesimal Sources. Antennas Elevated Above a Perfectly Conducting Ground Plane. Effects of Masts and Cables on the Patterns of Elevated Antennas. Wire Antennas. Concluding Remarks. ; Transmission Lines -Introduction. Characteristics of Transmission Lines. Terminating Transmission Lines. Waveguides. Transmission Line Cables. Concluding Remarks. ; Dipole Antennas -Introduction. Dipoles. Folded Dipole. Dipoles with Traps. Sleeve Dipoles. Concluding Remarks. ; Monopole Antennas -Introduction. Vertical Monopoles. Ground Planes. Inverted-L and Inverted-F Antennas. Folded Monopole. Conical/Biconical/Discone Antennas. Sleeve Monopole Antennas. Helix Antennas. Concluding Remarks. ; Loop Antennas -Introduction. Small Loop Antennas. General Characteristics of Loop Antennas. Ferrite Rod Loop Antenna. Loop Antenna Equivalent Circuit. Polarization of Loop Antennas. Large Loop Antennas. Concluding Remarks. ; Traveling Wave Antennas -Introduction. Beverage Antennas. Traveling Wave Antenna Terminations. Vee Traveling Wave Antenna. Rhombic Antennas. Concluding Remarks. ; Antenna Arrays -Introduction. Pattern of a Generalized Array. Linear Antenna Arrays. Circular Antenna Arrays. Planar Arrays. Active Arrays. Mutual Coupling and Mutual Impedance. Alternate Technique to Determine the Input Impedance of Antennas and Arrays. Concluding Remarks. ; EW Applications of Antenna Arrays -Introduction. Circular Arrays. Butler Matrix. Beamforming. Monopulse Receivers for Direction Finding. Concluding Remarks.; Yagi-Uda Antennas -Introduction. Yagi-Uda Dipole Antenna. Yagi Loop Array. Yagi-Uda Monopole Array. Concluding Remarks. ; Frequency Independent EW Antennas -Introduction. Log-Periodic Antennas. Log-Periodic Dipole Array. Log-Periodic Monopole Array. Archimedean Spiral Antenna. Log-Periodic Spiral Antennas. Two-Arm Wire Conical Archimedes Spiral Antenna. Concluding Remarks.; Aperture Antennas -Introduction. Linear Apertures. Planar Apertures. Open-Ended Rectangular Waveguide. Horn Antenna. Parabolic Dish Antenna. Concluding Remarks. ; Electrically Small EW Antennas -Introduction. Miniaturization Issues for Antennas. Q and Efficiency of Electrically Small Antennas. Lumped Element Loaded Antennas. Material Loaded Antennas. Active Receive Antennas Systems. Active Transmit Antennas. Noise Suppressing Active HF Antenna. Concluding Remarks. ; Patch Antennas -Introduction. Advantages and Disadvantages. Patch Antenna Physical Characteristics. Patch Antenna Electrical Characteristics. Patch Antenna Analysis. Radiation Pattern. Feed Techniques. Patch Antenna Models. Patch Antenna Design Procedure. Concluding Remarks. ; EW Applications of Patch Antennas -Introduction. Bandwidth Enhancement Techniques for a Single MPA. Parasitic Patches (Multiple Patches). Patch Antenna Arrays. Microstrip Array Feed Techniques. Mutual Coupling in MPA Arrays. Concluding Remarks. ; Adaptive EW Antenna Arrays -Introduction. Adaptive Antenna Arrays. Narrowband Beamforming. Conventional Beamformer. Standard Capon Beamformer. Robust Capon Beamformers. Digital Beamforming. Adaptive Transmit Arrays. Concluding Remarks. Appendix. Weiner Filter.Introduction. Basic Principles. Applications to Antenna Arrays. Concluding Remarks.; Fractal Antennas -Introduction. Fractals. Fractal Antennas. Fractal Loop Antennas. Fractal Dipole Antennas. Koch Fractal Monopole. The Sirpinski Gasket Fractal Antenna. Concluding Remarks. ; Genetically Designed EW Antennas -Introduction. Genetic Algorithms. Design of Crooked Wire Antenna with Genetic Algorithm. Design of Broadband Loaded Monopole. Simulated Annealing. Concluding Remarks. ; Antenna Matching -Introduction. Impedance Matching. Smith Chart. Antenna Matching with Lumped Elements. Distributed Matching Networks. Antenna Coupling. Matching Component Computation Software. Concluding Remarks. ; Multicouplers, Combiners, and Diplexers -Introduction. Receiving Multicouplers. Preselectors. Amplifiers. Power Dividers. Transmit Multicouplers (Combiners). RF Diplexers. RF Circulators and Isolators. Concluding Remarks. ; Radomes -Introduction. Radome Characteristics. RF Reflections. Radome Configurations. Structural Support. Effects of Incident Angle. Radome Performance Variables. Concluding Remarks.;