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Blake Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, and Measurement, Third Edition


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Antennas Analysis and Design Using FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Software
Authors: Atef Elsherbeni,
Payam Nayeri, C.J. Reddy
Copyright: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781613532058
List Price: $89.00

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The objective of this book is to introduce students and interested researchers to antenna design and analysis using the popular commercial electromagnetic software FEKO. This book being tutorial in nature is primarily intended for students working in the field of antenna design and analysis; however the wealth of hands-on design examples presented in this book along with simulation details, also makes it a valuable reference for practicing engineers. The requirement for the readers of this book is to be familiar with the basics of antenna theory; however electrical engineering students taking an introductory course in antenna engineering can also benefit from this book as a supplementary text.

FEKO simulation files are available to instructors who adopt the book for their course or professionals who have purchased the book. Please contact Brent Beckley for more information.

The book covers a wide range of antenna designs and is well suited for undergraduate/graduate level courses. The book should be used along with other antenna textbooks, however if FEKO is used as the EM solver for class assignments, then the book is essential for students to do so. The authors present results of theoretical investigation complemented with numerical simulations in a logical and well-organized way. This makes it easy for readers with different backgrounds to follow up with the antenna design developments during the chapters...this book is great in covering antenna topics with the aid of EM solvers to resolve antenna problems. I believe many students and researchers will benefit from it, especially those who use FEKO as an EM solver.
- Ezdeen Elghannai, The Ohio State University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Key Features

First, the basics of antenna simulation will be presented in detailed, understandable, and easy to follow procedures through study of the simplest types of radiators (dipole and loop antennas in the early chapters). This will build the fundamental knowledge a student would need in order to utilize antenna simulation software in general.

Second, comparison between theoretical analysis and full-wave simulation results of FEKO are given for a variety of antenna types, which will aid the readers with a better understanding of the theory, approximations and limitations in the theoretical analysis, and solution accuracy.

Third, and of paramount importance, is the visualization of the antenna current distribution, radiation patterns, and other radiation characteristics that are made available through full-wave simulations using FEKO. A proper analysis of the radiation characteristics through these visualization serves as a powerful educational tool to fully understand the radiation behavior of antennas.

FEKO software ("Lite" version) will be made available free to universities.

1. Introduction

2. Wire Dipole and Monopole Antennas
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Infinitesimal, Small, and Finite Length Dipole Antennas
2.3 Full-Wave Simulation of Dipole Antennas
2.4 Monopole Antennas and Full-Wave Simulations
2.5 Dipole Antennas and Wireless Power Transfer
2.6 Dipole Antenna Above a PEC Ground Plane
2.7 Dipole Antenna near a PEC cylinder
2.8 Dipole Antenna near a PEC sphere
2.9 Quasi Log-Periodic Dipole Antennas

3. Wire Loop Antennas
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Small and Large Loop Antennas
3.3 Circular Loop Antennas
3.4 Square Loop Antennas
3.5 Triangular Loop Antennas
3.6 Loop Antennas near a PEC Scatterer

4. Microstrip Patch Antennas
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Design and Analysis of Patch Antennas
4.3 Full-Wave Simulation of Patch Antennas in FEKO
4.4 Wide-band Patch Antennas
4.5 Circularly-Polarized Patch Antennas

5. Microstrip Based Filters and Feed Networks
5.1 Microstrip line and quarter wavelength transformers
5.2 The T-junction power divider
5.3 The Wilkinson power divider
5.4 The Quadrature (90°) hybrid

6. Broadband Dipole Antennas
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Cylindrical Dipole Antennas
6.3 Biconical Antennas
6.4 Folded Dipole Antennas

7. Traveling Wave and Broadband Antennas
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Yagi-Uda Antennas
7.3 Helical Antennas

8. Frequency Independent Antennas
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Log-Periodic Dipole Antennas
8.3 Spiral Antennas

9. Horn Antennas
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Sectoral Horn Antennas
9.3 Pyramidal Horn Antennas
9.4 Conical Horn Antennas
9.5 Design of Multi-Mode Horn Antennas: The Potter Horn Antenna
9.6 Design of Corrugated Conical Horn Antennas

10. Reflector Antennas
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Corner Reflector Antennas
10.3 Design and Analysis of Parabolic Reflector Antennas
10.4 Design and Analysis of Spherical Reflector Antennas

Atef Elsherbeni
is G.A. Dobelman Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He serves on the editorial board of the Book Series on Progress in Electromagnetic Research, and the Electromagnetic Waves and Applications Journal. Was was the Chair of the Engineering and Physics Division of the Mississippi Academy of Science and was the Chair of the Educational Activity Committee for the IEEE Region 3 section. He is coauthor of The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for Electromagnetics.

Payam Nayeri is a post-doctoral Research Associate and Instructor with the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Mississippi. His research interests include array/reflectarray antennas, multi-beam antennas, optimization methods in electromagnetics, and antenna measurement techniques. He has received multiple prestigious awards inlcuding the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award (2010) and the University of Mississippi Graduate Achievement Award in Electrical Engineering (2011).

C.J. Reddy is the President and Chief Technical Officer of Applied EM Inc., a small company specializing in design and development of innovative antenna solutions and computational electromagnetics. Dr. Reddy also serves as the President of EM Software & Systems (USA) Inc. At EMSS (USA) he is leading the marketing and support of commercial 3D electromagnetic simulation software, FEKO in North America. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) as well. He is also a Fellow of The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).

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