Foundations of Antenna Engineering
A Unified Approach for Line-of-Sight and Multipath. This book contains a holistic treament of antennas both for traditional antennas mounted on masts and small antennas used on wireless devices subject to signal variations (fading) due to multi path propagation. The focus is on characterization, as well as decribing classical antennas by modern complex vector theory – Thereby linking together many disciplines such as electromagnetic theory, classical antenna theory, wave propagation, and antenna system performance. Overall, this book represent a rethinking of the way basic antenna theory is presented.
MATLAB handbook accompanies the book, used to produce almost all graphs in the book. This can be used to provide initial antenna designs before entering into time-consuming numerical simulations.
Professor Stefano Maci at University of Siena, Director of European School of Antennas, has written comments to all chapters, including extensive reference lists.
“This is one of the most comprehensive works on antennas, as well as on propagation, from a design viewpoint. It has its own unique and refreshing ways to present the complex subjects.”
– Professor Raj Mittra, EMC Lab, Penn State and Central Florida Universities
“I do not know any antenna book that covers theory and system engineering so concisely. The book is a MUST.”
– Professor Werner Wiesbeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
“I have used the previous edition in my classroom for several years. The book introduces novel concepts that tie traditional theories to modern technology. The defined Rich Isotropic Multipath (RIMP) environment makes it easier to understand MIMO technology.”
-Professor Ahmed A. Kishk, Concordia University, Montreal