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Printed Antennas for Wireless Communications

Rod Waterhouse (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-51069-8
472 pages
December 2007
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Printed antennas, also known as microstrip antennas, have a variety of beneficial properties including mechanical durability, conformability, compactness and cheap manufacturing costs. As such, they have a range of applications in both the military and commercial sectors, and are often mounted on the exterior of aircraft and spacecraft as well as incorporated into mobile radio communication devices.

Printed Antennas for Wireless Communications offers a practical guide to state-of-the-art printed antenna technology used for wireless systems. Contributions from renowned global experts within both academia and industry enable the reader to design printed antennas and associated technologies, and offer valuable insights into important breakthroughs in these areas.

  • Divided into 3 sections covering fundamental wideband printed radiating elements for wireless systems, small printed antennas for wireless systems, and advanced concepts and applications in wireless systems.
  • Provides experimental data and applies theoretical models to present design performance trends and to give the reader an in-depth coverage of the area.
  • Presents summaries of different approaches used in solving wireless systems such as WPAN (wireless personal area network) and MIMO (multi-input/ multi-output), offering the reader an overall perspective of the pros and cons of each.
  • Focuses on practical design, examples and ‘real world’ solutions.

Printed Antennas for Wireless Communications offers an excellent insight on printed antennas from the theoretical to the practical; hence it will appeal to practicing design engineers within commercial and governmental/ military organistations, as well as postagraduate students and researchers in communications technology

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Table of Contents

About the Editor.

List of Contributor.


1. Wireless Systems and Printed Antennas (Rodney B. Waterhouse and Dalma Novak).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Examples of Wireless Systems.

1.3 New Wireless Platforms.

1.4 Antenna Requirements.

1.5 Fundamental Printed Antennas.

1.6 Outline of the Book.



2. Multilayered Patch Antennas (Wayne S. T. Rowe).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Types of Multilayered Patch Antennas.

2.3 Design Trends of Multilayered Patch Antennas.

2.4 Analysis of Layered Structures.

2.5 Summary.


3. Printed Quasi-Yagi Antennas (Kevin M. K. H. Leong and Tatsuo Itoh).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Quasi-Yagi Antenna Element.

3.3 CPW-fed and CB-CPW-Fed Quasi-Yagi Antennas.

3.4 Quasi-Yagi Antenna Arrays.

3.5 Active Antennas with Quasi-Yagi Radiators.

3.6 Summary.



4. Printed Spiral Antennas (Chi-Chih Chen and John Volakis).

4.1 Introduction and Historical Overview.

4.2 Spiral Antenna Fundamentals.

4.3 Effect of Ground-Plane Backing.

4.4 Spiral Antenna Miniaturization using Slow Wave Treatments.

4.5 Integration of Dielectric and Inductive Loadings.

4.6 Summary.


5. Printed Folded Beverage Antennas (Rodney B. Waterhouse and Dalma Novak).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Proposed Antenna Configuration and General Characteristics.

5.3 Design Trends.

5.4 Low-Profile, Constrained Area Design.

5.5 Three-Dimensional, Constrained Area Design.

5.6 Summary.



6. Printed Tapered Slot Antennas (Amin M. Abbosh, Marek E. Bialkowski and Hing K. Kan).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Types of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.4 Theoretical Models for Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.5 Parametric Study of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.6 Design of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.7 Feeding Procedures for Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.8 Arrays of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.9 Applications of Tapered Slot Antennas.

6.10 Summary.



7. Planar Inverted-F Antennas (Peter S. Hall, E. Lee, and C. T. P. Song).

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Single-Frequency Planar Inverted-F Antennas.

7.3 Multiple-Frequency Planar Inverted-F Antennas.

7.4 Reduced-Size Planar Inverted-F Antennas.

7.5 Switched-Band Planar Inverted-F Antennas.

7.6 Applications of Planar Inverted-F Antennas.

7.7 Summary.


8. Small Patch-Based Antennas (Hing K. Kan, Rodney B. Waterhouse, Dean Pavlickovski, and Andrew Y. J. Lee).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Microstrip Patch Antennas.

8.3 Variations of the Shorted Patch Antenna.

8.4 Dual-Frequency Shorted Patch Antennas.

8.5 Low Cross-Polarized Antennas.

8.6 Summary.


9. Small Multiband Printed Monopole Antennas(Karu Esselle and Yuehe Ge).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Dual-Arm Printed Monopole Antennas.

9.3 A Dual-Arm CPW-Fed Monopole Antenna.

9.4 Three-Arm Printed Monopole Antennas.

9.5 Multiband Printed Spiral Monopole Antennas.

9.6 A Surface-Mount Monopole Antenna.

9.7 Summary.


10. Printed Antennas in Packages(Jennifer T. Bernhard).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Effects of the Embedded Environment on Printed Antennas.

10.3 Examples of Other Work on Printed Antennas in Packages.

10.4 Design Methods for Antennas and Antenna Placement in Packages.

10.5 Directions for Future Work in this Area.

10.6 Summary.



11 Printed Reflectarray Antennas (Marek E. Bialkowski, Jose A. Encinar, J. A. Zornoza-Ramirez, and F. C.-E. Tsai).

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Principles of Operation.

11.3 Phasing Methods.

11.4 Single-Beam Reflectarray Design.

11.5 Shaped-Beam Reflectarrays.

11.6 Multibeam Reflectarrays.

11.7 Folded Reflector Antennas.

11.8 Summary.



12. Antennas on Artificial Magnetic Conductors and Other.

Impedance Surfaces (Daniel F. Sievenpiper).

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 High-Impedance Surfaces.

12.3 Surface Wave Bands.

12.4 Reflection Phase.

12.5 Bandwidth.

12.6 Antennas on High-Impedance Surfaces.

12.7 Diffraction Control.

12.8 Tunable Impedance Surfaces.

12.9 Holographic Artificial Impedance Surfaces.

12.10 Summary.


13. Transceiver Architectures for Highly Integrated RF Front-Ends (Sanjay Raman and Richard M. Svitek).

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Wireless System-on-a-Chip.

13.3 Receiver Architectures.

13.4 Transmitter Architectures.

13.5 Front-End?Antenna Interface and Integration Issues.

13.6 Summary.


14. Frequency-Agile Antennas for a Software-Defined and Cognitive Radio (J. T. Aberle, S.-H. Oh, and G. A. Taylor).

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 Two-Port Representation of an Antenna.

14.3 Automatic Antenna Tuning Unit (AATU).

14.4 AATU Prototype and Test Setup.

14.5 Summary.


15. Antenna Evaluation for Communications with Diversity/MIMO (Rodney Vaughan).

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Basic Antenna Parameters and Evaluation with Ideal Point-to-Point.

15.3 Noise.

15.4 Gain Factors for Non-Line-of-Sight.

15.5 Summary.




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Author Information

Rod Waterhouse received his BEng, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1987, 1989, and 1994, respectively, In 1994 he joined RMIT university as a lecturer and become a Senior Lecturer in 1997 and an Associate Professor in 2002. In 2001 he took a leave of absence from RMIT and joined the venture-backed Dorsal Networks, which was later acquired by Corvis. In 2003 he left Corvis and resigned from his position at RMIT and worked for Photonic Systems Inc. as a principal engineer. In 2004 he cofounded Pharad, a broadband wireless communications company, where he is now a Vice President. His 2003 book on printed antenna design follow more than 200 publications and ten patent applications in the field of antennas, electromagnetic, microwave, and photonics engineering. Dr. Waterhouse is an associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He chaired the IEEE Victorian MTTs/APS Chapter from 1998 to 2001. Dr Waterhouse is an adjunct Senior Fellow within the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. In 2000 he received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions.
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"It was very rewarding to read the whole book, and see the development and interplay of ideas … will stimulate your thinking and improve your designs. This book is a useful addition to my library." (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, October 2008)
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