Written for novice engineers and engineering students, this easy-to-comprehend resource offers you thorough introductory-level treatment of antenna analysis using electromagnetic (EM) simulators. This richly-illustrated book shows you how to use EM software to analyze and tune wireless antennas to meet specific requirements. You learn important wireless antenna design terminology and gain a detailed understanding of how antennas work. Moreover, the book offers you guidance in troubleshooting problems with wireless antenna designs. This authoritative reference also provides you with a complete overview of the many different kinds of antennas and related EM tools. DVD Included: Contains Sonnet electromagnetics analysis software, featuring example files that are described and illustrated in the book.
Table Of Contents
Preface ; The Antennas Around Us - What Is an Electrical Circuit? Just Exactly What Is the Antenna? Fundamental Form of Antennas. What Are Near and Far Fields? ; Antennas and Radio Waves - Great Inventions. The Development of Various Antennas. Electric Field, Magnetic Field, Electromagnetic Field, and the Electromagnetic Wave. Antenna Design by Using EM Simulators. ; Wire Antennas - Fundamentals of a Dipole Antenna. Fundamentals of a Loop Antenna. Fundamentals of the Yagi-Uda Antenna. Importance of Antenna Input Impedance. Instruments for Measurement of Input Impedance. ; Antennas on Substrates - Substrate Dielectrics and Wavelength Shortening. Fundamentals of an Inverted L Antenna. Fundamentals of a Patch Antenna. Effects of Dielectric Materials. Effect of Magnetic Materials. ; Traveling Wave Antennas - Turning Transmission Lines into Antennas. Antennas That Do Not Resonate. Fundamentals of a Bow Tie Antenna. ; Antennas for RFID Systems - RFID Systems Based on Electromagnetic Induction. UHF RFID Tag Antennas. Polarization of Reader and Tag. Radiation of Circular Polarization from Patch Antenna. Prediction of Communication Distance. ; Determination of Antenna Characteristics by Using EM Simulators - Radiation Efficiency of Antennas. Antenna Gain. Bandwidth of Antennas. Interrelation of Three Parameters. ; Practical Antennas - Ultrawideband Antennas. Receiving Antennas for Digital Terrestrial Television. Antennas for Cellular Phones. Small Antennas for Integrated Circuit Cards. The Wireless World Is Expanding. ; Appendix. About the Authors. Index ;
Yoshie Kogure is a technical writer and account manager at Kogure Consulting Engineers. She received her Bachelor's degree from Waseda University.
Hiroaki Kogure is a registered professional engineer with Kogure Consulting Engineers and a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of Science and Tokyo City University. He received his Dr.Eng. degree in electromagnetic field analysis at the Tokyo University of Science.
James Rautio is the president of Sonnet Software, Inc. He holds an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in electromagnetics from Syracuse University. Dr. Rautio is a Fellow of the IEEE MTT Society.