Antenna principles

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Antennas find extensive utilization in communication systems ranging from cellular telephone, television, radio, radar, and numerous other applications. An antenna is designed to launch an electromagnetic signal with desired characteristics; this could be direction of radiation, area of coverage, strength of emission, beamwidth, sidelobe levels, etc. Any metal structure carrying a time varying electrical current will radiate electromagnetic waves as dictated by the well established Maxwell equations. Antennas however are purposefully designed to radiate with certain specified characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe RF Transmission Systems Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781420041132
ISBN (Print)9780849309731
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Werner, P. L., Ferraro, A. J., & Werner, D. H. (2017). Antenna principles. In The RF Transmission Systems Handbook CRC Press.