By (author): Mohammod Ali

Copyright: 2021
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781630817077

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This exciting new book focuses on the analysis and design of reconfigurable antennas for modern wireless communications, sensing, and radar. It presents the definitions of basic antenna parameters, an overview of RF switches and explains how to characterize their insertion loss, isolation, and power handling issues. Basic reconfigurable antenna building blocks, such as dipoles, monopoles, patches and slots are described, followed by presentations on frequency reconfigurable antennas, pattern reconfigurable antennas, and basic scanning antenna arrays. Switch biasing in an electromagnetic environment is discussed, as well as simulation strategies of reconfigurable antennas, and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) reconfigurable antennas. Performance characterization of reconfigurable antennas is also presented.


The book provides information for the technical professional to design frequency reconfigurable, pattern reconfigurable, and MIMO antennas all relevant for modern wireless communication systems. Readers learn how to select switching devices, bias them properly, and understand their role in the overall reconfigurable antenna design. The book presents practical experimental implementation issues, including losses due to switches, materials, and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and shows how to address those.

Table Of Contents

Introduction to Reconfigurable Antennas; Fundamental Definitions of Antenna Parameters; Overview of RF/Microwave Switches; Basic Antenna Configurations; Frequency and Polarization Reconfiguration; Pattern Reconfiguration; Basic Scanning Antenna Array Design; Switch Biasing and other Considerations; Modeling and Simulation of Reconfigurable Antennas; MIMO Reconfigurable Antennas; Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio, mm-Wave 5G, and Other Applications


  • Mohammod Ali

    is a professor at the University of South Carolina at Columbia and director of its Microwave Engineering Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria. He has contributed presentations at dozens of professional conferences, written hundreds of articles and holds eight patents. He is a member of IEEE.