Antenna Theory and Microstrip Antennas by D. G. FangAntenna Theory and Microstrip Antennas by D. G. Fang

Antenna Theory and Microstrip Antennas

byD. G. FangEditorD. G. Fang

Hardcover | December 22, 2009

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Antenna Theory and Microstrip Antennasoffers a uniquely balanced analysis of antenna fundamentals and microstrip antennas. Concise and readable, it provides theoretical background, application materials, and details of recent progress. Exploring several effective design approaches, this book covers a wide scope, making it an ideal hands-on resource for professionals seeking a refresher in the fundamentals. It also provides the basic grounding in antenna essentials that is required for those new to the field.
The book's primary focus is on introducing practical techniques that will enable users to make optimal use of powerful commercial software packages and computational electromagnetics used in full wave analysis and antenna design. Going beyond particular numerical computations to teach broader concepts, the author systematically presents the all-important spectral domain approach to analyzing microstrip structures including antennas. In addition to a discussion of near-field measurement and the high-frequency method, this book also covers:

  • Elementary linear sources, including Huygen's planar element, and analysis and synthesis of the discrete and continuous arrays formed by these elementary sources
  • The digital beam-forming antenna and smart antenna
  • Cavity mode theory and related issues, including the design of irregularly shaped patches and the analysis of mutual coupling

Based on much of the author's own internationally published research, and honed by his years of teaching experience, this text is designed to bring students, engineers, and technicians up to speed as efficiently as possible. This text purposefully emphasizes principles and includes carefully selected sample problems to ease the process of understanding the often intimidating area of antenna technology. Paying close attention to this text, you will be able to confidently emulate the author's own systematic approach to make the most of commercial software and find the creative solutions that every job seems to require.

Professor Da-Gang Fanggraduated from the graduate school of Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1966. From 1980 to 1982, he was a visiting scholar at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), and the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Since 1986, he has been a Professor at the Nanjing University of Sci...
Title:Antenna Theory and Microstrip AntennasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:311 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.9 inPublished:December 22, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439807272

ISBN - 13:9781439807279

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Antennas
Radiation Mechanism
Two Kinds of Linear Elementary Sources and Huygens' Planar Element
Fundamental Parameters of Antennas
Chapter 2 Arrays and Array Synthesis
N-Element Linear Array: Uniform Amplitude and Spacing
Phased (Scanning) Array, Grating Lobe and Sub-Array
N-Element Linear Array: Uniform Spacing, Nonuniform Amplitude
N-Element Linear Array : Uniform Amplitude, Nonuniform Spacing
Signal Processing Antenna Array
Planar Arrays
Array Synthesis Through Genetic Algorithm (GA)
Chapter 3 Microstrip Patch Antennas
Cavity Model and Transmission Line Model
Improvement and Extension to the Cavity Model
Design Procedure of a Single Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna
Example of LTCC Microstrip Patch Antenna
Chapter 4 Spectral Domain Approach and its Application to Microstrip Antennas
Basic Concept of Spectral Domain Approach
Some Useful Transform Relations
Scalarization of Maxwell's Equations
Dyadic Green's Function (DGF)
Mixed Potential Representations
Transmission-Line Green's Functions
Introduction to Complex Integration Techniques
Full Wave Discrete Image and Full Wave Analysis of Microstrip Antennas
Asymptotic Integration Techniques and Their Applications
Chapter 5 Effective Methods in Using Commercial Software for Antenna Design
Space Mapping (SM) Technique
Extrapolation and Interpolation Methods
Using Model From Physical Insight to Create Formula
Using Model From the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to Train Formula
Chapter 6 Design of Conventional and DBF Microstrip Antenna Arrays
Feeding Architecture
Design of Power Divider and Transmission on the Transformer
Design Examples of Microstrip Antenna Arrays
Mutual Coupling in Finite Microstrip Antenna Arrays
Introduction to a Digital Beamforming Receiving Microstrip Antenna Array
Chapter 7 High Frequency Methods and Their Applications to Antennas
Geometrical Optics
Physical Optics
Diffraction by a Conducting Half Plane With Normal Incidence
Diffraction by a Conducting Half Plane With Arbitrary Incidence
Applications of Geometrical Theory of Diffraction in Antennas
Fresnel Diffraction in Three Dimensions
Chapter 8 Planar Near-Field Measurement and Array Diagnostics
Fundamental Transformations
Probe Compensation
Integral Equation Approach
Array Diagnostics