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Antenna Theory and Design, 3rd Edition

Antenna Theory and Design, 3rd Edition

Warren L. Stutzman, Gary A. Thiele

ISBN: 978-0-470-57664-9 June 2012 848 Pages


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This introduction to antenna theory and design is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate courses on the subject.   Its emphasis on both principles and design makes it perfect both as a college text and as a reference to the practicing engineer. The final three chapters on computational electromagnetics for antennas are suitable for graduate work. Stutzman provides more of a pedagogical approach than its competitors, placing a greater emphasis on a concise easily understandable presentation of fundamentals and applications as well as computational methods. This third edition has been completely revised. New topics have been added on antennas for personal and mobile communications and base station antennas. Coverage of systems applications of antennas, arrays, microstrip and low-profile antennas, and antenna measurements has been updated and expanded, including more examples applied to modern applications.

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Antenna Fundamentals

Chapter 3: Simple Radiating Systems

Chapter 4: System Applications for Antennas

Chapter 5: Line Sources

Chapter 6: Wire Antennas

Chapter 7: Broadband Antennas

Chapter 8: Array Antennas

Chapter 9: Aperture Antennas

Chapter 10: Antenna Synthesis

Chapter 11: Low Profile Antennas and Personal Communication Antennas

Chapter 12: Terminal and Base Station Antennas for Wireless Applications

Chapter 13: Antenna Measurements

Chapter 14: CEM for Antennas: The Method of Moments

Chapter 15: CEM for Antennas: Finite Difference Time Domain Method

Chapter 16: CEM for Antennas: High-Frequency Methods


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  • Modern material has been added to make the book more exciting to undergraduates and more relevant to practicing engineers. (Examples: Chapter 4 on systems, Chapter 11 on low-profile elements, and Chapter 12 on base station antennas).   In addition, a new chapter (Chapter 1) is devoted to an overview of antennas and their application with emphasis on motivating the student.
  • Some organizational changes have been made to improve understanding and college course flow. (Examples: The array chapter is moved to later in the book and system material combined and moved earlier).
  • More details have been added to selected important topics. (Example: microstrip antennas, arrays).
  • The topic of measurements has been expanded into a full chapter (Chapter 13).
  • Fundamental principles treated in detail with explanations
  • Detailed development of array antennas to learn influence of antenna parameters on radiation as well as understanding arrays as used in practice
  • Thorough survey of antenna types: electrically small, resonant, broadband, and aperture
  • Emphasis on design data for the antennas treated
  • Explanations of how antennas are used in systems, such as wireless communications
  • Many new topics: Low-profile and personal communication antennas, mobile and base station antennas, RFID antennas, dielectric resonator antennas, smart antennas, near fields of antennas, and biohazards of RF exposure
  • Expanded coverage on: array antennas, microstrip antennas, system applications of antennas, and antenna measurements  
  • Antenna synthesis is covered
  • Antenna measurement techniques are introduced
  • This edition includes recent antenna innovations and applications and introduces a succinct treatment of the finite difference, time domain (FDTD) computational technique.
  • The first textbook to treat physical theory of diffraction (PTD).
  • Modern numerical methods for antenna computations (MoM, FDTD, and GTD) are treated in detail with many illustrations of applications to antennas
  • Problems have been expanded in number and revised to make use of modern computational and simulation tools
  • Recommendations and links to affordable or free modern simulation software are included
  • Appendix H provides a complete list of books on antennas organized by topical coverage