By Simon R. Saunders

ISBN-10: 0470848790

ISBN-13: 9780470848791

Antennas and propagation are of basic significance to the insurance, skill and caliber of all instant verbal exchange platforms. This publication presents an exceptional grounding in antennas and propagation, protecting terrestrial and satellite tv for pc radio structures in either cellular and stuck contexts. development at the hugely profitable first variation, this absolutely up-to-date textual content beneficial properties major new fabric and fresh routines and supplementary fabrics to aid path tutors. an important resource of knowledge for practicing and aspiring instant verbal exchange engineers in addition to for college students at postgraduate and senior undergraduate degrees, this publication offers a primary grounding within the rules of antennas and propagation with no over the top recourse to arithmetic. It additionally equips the reader with sensible prediction options for the layout and research of a truly wide variety of universal instant verbal exchange systems.


  • Overview of the basic electromagnetic ideas underlying propagation and antennas.
  • Basic suggestions of antennas and their software to precise instant systems.
  • Propagation dimension, modelling and prediction for fastened hyperlinks, macrocells, microcells, picocells and megacells
  • Narrowband and wideband channel modelling and the impact of the channel on conversation process performance.
  • Methods that triumph over and remodel channel impairments to reinforce functionality utilizing range, adaptive antennas and equalisers.

Key moment version updates:

  • New chapters on Antennas for cellular structures and Channel Measurements for cellular Radio Systems.
  • Coverage of recent applied sciences, together with MIMO antenna structures, extremely Wideband (UWB) and the OFDM expertise utilized in wireless and WiMax systems.
  • Many new propagation versions for macrocells, microcells and picocells.
  • Fully revised and extended end-of-chapter exercises.
  • The options handbook may be asked from

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Free space wavelengths from 10 m to 1 mm. In free space the phase velocity becomes 1 v ¼ c ¼ pffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffi % 3 Â 108 m sÀ1  0 "0 ð2:17Þ Note that light is an example of an electromagnetic wave, so c is the speed of light in free space. 5 Lossy Media So far only lossless media have been considered. When the medium has significant conductivity, the amplitude of the wave diminishes with distance travelled through the medium 29 Properties of Electromagnetic Waves as energy is removed from the wave and converted to heat, so Eqs.

14). 2 How far must a plane wave of frequency 60 GHz travel in order for the phase of the wave to be retarded by 180 in a lossless medium with r ¼ 1 (a non-magnetic medium) and "r ¼ 3:5? 3 What is the average power density carried in a plane wave with electric field amplitude 10 V mÀ1? What electric and magnetic field strengths are produced when the same power density is carried by a plane wave in a lossless non-magnetic medium with "r ¼ 4:0? 5 m through a non-magnetic material with constants  ¼ 1000, "r ¼ 10?

Buck, Engineering electromagnetics, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN 0-07-230424-3, 2001. [Kraus, 98] J. D. Kraus and K. Carver, Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN 0-07-289969-7, 1998. [Maxwell, 1865] J. Clerk Maxwell, A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field, Scientific Papers, 1865, reprinted by Dover, New York, 1952. [Siwiak, 98] K. Siwiak, Radiowave propagation and antennas for personal communications, 2nd edn, Artech House, Norwood MA, ISBN 0–89006-975-1, 1998. 1 Prove Eq.

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