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Approximate Antenna Analysis for CAD

ISBN: 978-0-470-98638-7
320 pages
March 2009
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This step-by-step guide provides the reader with a detailed and thorough introduction to practical antenna design and model implementation

In this book, Hubregt J. Visser provides an introduction to the fundamentals of antenna design and the implementation of design models. A variety of antennas for wireless applications and communications systems are explained, and the real-life use of the antennas is demonstrated through extensive use of application examples. The author includes discussions on the design process of several antennas, such as intravascular MR Antennas, PCB antennas, RFID antennas, rectennas etc. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on Computer Aided Design (CAD) using approximated models.

Key Features

  • Includes coverage on intravascular MR Antennas, PCB antennas, RFID antennas, rectennas, etc
  • Comprehensively details the application areas, modeling, analysis, and validation processes for individual antennas
  • Discusses the use of equivalent dipole antennas, equivalent transmission line networks and electrostatics
  • Introduces many antennas and models that have not been covered in previous publications (such as MRI Antennas, for example)

This book will be of interest to microwave and antenna engineers. Graduate and post-graduate antennas students studying BSc and MSc courses, as well as research assistants will also find this book insightful.

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Table of Contents






1 Introduction.

1.1 The History of Antennas and Antenna Analysis.

1.2 Antenna Synthesis.

1.3 Approximate Antenna Modeling.

1.4 Organisation of the Book.

1.5 Summary.


2 Intravascular MR Antennas - Loops and Solenoids.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 MRI.

2.3 Intravascular MR Antennas.

2.4 MR Antenna Model.

2.5 Antenna Evaluation.

2.6 In Vitro Testing.

2.7 Antenna Synthesis.

2.8 Safety Aspects.

2.9 Conclusions.


Appendix A. Biot and Savart Law for Quasi-Static Situation.

3 PCB Antennas - Printed Monopoles.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Printed UWB Antenna.

3.3 Printed Strip Monopole Antenna.

3.4 Conclusions.


4 RFID Antennas - Folded Dipoles.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Wire Folded Dipole Antenna.

4.3 Impedance Control.

4.4 Asymmetric Coplanar Strip Folded Dipole Antenna on a Dielectric Slab.

4.5 Folded Dipole Array Antenna.

4.6 Conclusions.

5 Rectennas - Microstrip Patch Antennas.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Rectenna Design Improvements.

5.3 Analytical Models.

5.4 Model Verication.

5.5 Wireless Battery.

5.6 Power and Data Transfer.

5.7 RF Energy Scavenging.

5.8 Conclusions.

6 Large Array Antennas - Open-Ended Rectangular Waveguide Radiators.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Waveguide Fields.

6.3 Unit Cell Fields.

6.4 Rectangular Waveguide Cross-Sectional Step.

6.5 Rectangular Waveguide Unit Cell Junction.

6.6 Dielectric Step in the Unit Cell.

6.7 Finite Length Transmission Line.

6.8 Overall GSM of a Cascaded Rectangular Waveguide Structure.

6.9 Validation.

6.10 Conclusions.


Appendix A. Waveguide Mode Orthogonality and Normalisation Functions.

Appendix B. Mode Coupling Integrals for Waveguide to Waveguide Junction.

Appendix C. Unit Cell Mode Orthogonality and Normalisation Functions.

Appendix D. Mode Coupling Integrals for Rectangular Waveguide to Unit Cell Junction.

7 Summary and Conclusions.

7.1 Full-Wave and Approximate Antenna Analysis.

7.2 Intravascular MR Antennas - Loops and Solenoids.

7.3 PCB Antennas - Printed Monopoles.

7.4 RFID Antennas - Folded Dipoles.

7.5 Rectennas - Microstrip Patch Antennas.

7.6 Large Array Antennas - Open-Ended Rectangular.

Waveguide Radiators.



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