The book is the outcome of two PhD level thesis works under the supervision of the first author. The PhD scholarship was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant DP110105606: Electronically Controlled Phased Array Antenna for Universal UHF RFID Applications. Therefore, the support from ARC is highly acknowledged. The editor-in-chief of Wiley Mr. Brett Kurzman, Editor, Global Research, Professional Practice and Learning, Wiley and Mr. Alex Castro, Senior Editorial Assistant of Wiley were very supportive from the inception of the book project to the end of production. Their support is highly acknowledged. The two student authors were cosupervised by Professors Jeff Walker and Jamie Evans of Monash University. Their valuable suggestions and technical assistance are also acknowledged. During the course of the research work, the team members of the authors' research group, Monash Microwave, Antenna, RFID, and Sensor (MMARS) Laboratory of Monash University, were very supportive to the PhD projects. The supports from the electronics and mechanical workshops of ECSE department of Monash University were instrumental for the research outcomes that are produced in the book.
The family members of the Authors had to endeavor their absence during this research. Their support and companionship are gratefully acknowledged.
Nemai Karmakar Mohammad Zomorrodi Chamath Divarathne Melbourne November 2015