Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook, 3rd Ed.

Dec. 2, 2008
By Kyohei Fujimoto

As any experienced wireless engineer knows, the antenna is an extremely important part of the system. And in this fast-changing field of wireless, new antenna forms and approaches are coming faster than in the past. It is important to know the latest technologies to give your product the edge. This book may be what you are looking for.

Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook, 3rd Ed. is an extensively revised and expanded version of this Artech bestseller, which covers the latest technologies, design, and analysis procedures and applications. It features all new chapters on smart antennas, MIMO systems, and antennas for recently deployed mobile systems such as RFID, ultra-wideband (UWB), and terrestrial digital TV broadcasting. And it has a wealth of problem-solving guidance of tackling everything from propagation obstacles to successive-approximation-register (SAR) safety issues.

The book is almost a complete one-stop reference. For example, you will get up to date facts on every type of mobile basestation and terminal antenna including theory of operation, application strengths and weaknesses, performance characteristics, design procedures, analysis techniques, and optimization methods complete with examples and worked out calculations. There are 567 diagrams, charts, and photos. A detailed glossary of antennas will help you zero in on the right antenna for any job. Some interesting topics that stand out are integration of MIMO antennas into handsets and expanding system subscriber capacities with smart antennas.

I had fun just looking through this one. It’s an excellent up to date reference on the black art of wireless antenna design.

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