Frontiers in Antennas: Next Generation Design & Engineering

Main description

The state of the art in antenna design and engineering
Edited by one of the world's foremost authorities on smart antennas and featuring contributions from global experts, Frontiers in Antennas discusses the latest advances in antenna design and engineering. This pioneering guide deals primarily with frontier antenna designs and frontier numerical methods. Many of the concepts presented have emerged within the last few years and are still in a rapid state of development. Each chapter provides in-depth details on a unique and modern antenna technology.
Frontiers in Antennas covers:

  • Ultra-wideband antenna arrays using fractal, polyfractal, and aperiodic geometries
  • Smart antennas using evolutionary signal processing methods
  • The latest developments in Vivaldi antenna arrays
  • Effective media models applied to artificial magnetic conductors and high impedance surfaces
  • Novel developments in metamaterial antennas
  • Biological antenna design methods using genetic algorithms
  • Contact and parasitic methods applied to reconfigurable antennas
  • Antennas in medicine: ingestible capsule antennas using conformal meandered methods
  • Leaky-wave antennas
  • Plasma antennas which can electronically appear and disappear
  • Numerical methods in antenna modeling using time, frequency, and conformal domain decomposition methods

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Ultra-Wideband Antenna Arrays 
Chapter 2 Smart Antennas 
Chapter 3 Vivaldi Antenna Arrays 
Chapter 4 Artificial Magnetic Conductors/High Impedance Surfaces 
Chapter 5 Metamaterial Antennas 
Chapter 6 Biological Antenna Design Methods 
Chapter 7 Reconfigurable Antennas 
Chapter 8 Antennas in Medicine: Ingestible Capsule Antennas 
Chapter 9 Leaky-Wave Antennas 
Chapter 10 Plasma Antennas 
Chapter 11 Numerical Methods in Antenna Modeling

Biographical note

Frank B. Gross, Ph.D., served as a professor in Electrical Engineering at the Florida State University for 18 years, teaching and performing research in antennas, radar, sonar, microwave engineering, energy conversion, propagation, and electromagnetics. He earned an award as the Tau Beta Pi Teacher of the Year. Dr. Gross worked with the MITRE Corporation, Georgia Tech Research Institute, SAIC, and is currently a senior scientist at Argon ST. He has more than 35 years of experience in radar, smart antennas, electromagnetics, antenna design, and propagation. Dr. Gross wrote Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications with Matlab and contributed to Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition.


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Plasma Antennas

Theodore Anderson, Haleakala Research and Development, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-60807-143-2
Copyright 2011
Pages: Approx 300
Available July 2011

The plasma antenna is an emerging technology that partially or fully utilizes ionized gas as the conducting medium instead of metal to create an antenna. The key advantages of plasma antennas are that they are highly reconfigurable and can be turned on and off. The disadvantage is that the plasma antennas require energy to be ionized. This unique resource provides you with a solid understanding of the efficient design and prototype development of plasma antennas, helping you to meet the challenge of reducing the power required to ionize the gas at various plasma densities. You also find thorough coverage of the technical underpinnings of plasma antennas, as well as important discussions on current markets and applications. Additionally, the book presents experimental work in the this cutting-edge area and reveals the latest developments in the field. This in-depth reference is supported with over 70 illustrations and more than 110 equations.