Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas
This book provides a broad and applications-oriented introduction to electromagnetic waves and antennas. Current interest in these areas is driven by the growth in wireless and fiber-optic communications, information technology, and materials science.
Communications, antenna, radar, and microwave engineers must deal with the generation, transmission, and reception of electromagnetic waves. Device engineers working on ever-smaller integrated circuits and at ever higher frequencies must take into account wave propagation effects at the chip and circuit-board levels. Communication and computer network engineers routinely use waveguiding systems, such as transmission lines and optical fibers. Novel recent developments in materials, such as photonic bandgap structures, omnidirectional dielectric mirrors, birefringent multilayer films, surface plasmons, negative-index metamaterials, slow and fast light, promise a revolution in the control and manipulation of light and other applications. These are just some examples of topics discussed in this book.
The book is organized around three main topic areas:
1- The propagation, reflection, and transmission of plane waves, and the analysis and design of multilayer films.
2- Waveguides, transmission lines, impedance matching, and S-parameters.
3- Linear and aperture antennas, scalar and vector diffraction theory, antenna array design, and coupled antennas.
Table of Contents
Ch.1: Maxwell's Equations
2: Uniform Plane Waves
Ch.3: Pulse Propagation in Dispersive Media
Ch.4: Propagation in Birefringent Media
Ch.5: Reflection and Transmission
Ch.6: Multilayer Structures
Ch.7: Oblique Incidence
Ch.8: Multilayer Film Applications
Ch.10: Transmission Lines
Ch.11: Coupled Lines
Ch.12: Impedance Matching
Ch.14: Radiation Fields
Ch.15: Transmitting and Receiving Antennas
Ch.16: Linear and Loop Antennas
Ch.17: Radiation from Apertures
Ch.18: Aperture Antennas
Ch.19: Antenna Arrays
Ch.20: Array Design Methods
Ch.21: Currents on Linear Antennas
Ch.22: Coupled Antennas
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