**This comprehensive text on antenna theory explains the origin of radiation and discusses antenna parameters in-depth**

This book offers an in-depth coverage of fundamental antenna theory, and shows how to apply this in practice. The author discusses electromagnetic radiation and antenna characteristics such as impedance, radiation pattern, polarization, gain and efficiency. In addition, the book provides readers with the necessary tools for analyzing complex antennas and for designing new ones. Furthermore, a refresher chapter on vector algebra, including gradient, divergence and curl operation is included. Throughout the book ample examples of employing the derived theory are given and all chapters are concluded with problems, giving the reader the opportunity to test his/her acquired knowledge.

Key Features:

Covers the mathematical and physical background that is needed to understand electromagnetic radiation and antennas

Discusses the origin of radiation and provides an in-depth explanation of antenna parameters

Explores all the necessary steps in antenna analysis allowing the reader to understand and analyze new antenna structures

Contains a chapter on vector algebra, which is often a stumbling block for learners in this field

Includes examples and a list of problems at the end of each chapter

Accompanied by a website containing solutions to the problems (for instructors) and CST modeling files (`www.wiley.com/go/visser_antennas`

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This book will serve as an invaluable reference for advanced (last year Bsc, Msc) students in antenna and RF engineering, wireless communications, electrical engineering, radio engineers and other professionals needing a reference on antenna theory. It will also be of interest to advanced/senior radio engineers, designers and developers.

**Note:** The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

- Cover
- Title Page
- Copyright
- Preface
- Acknowledgements
- List of Abbreviations
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Antenna System-Level Performance Parameters
- Chapter 3: Vector Analysis
- Chapter 4: Radiated Fields
- Chapter 5: Dipole Antennas
- Chapter 6: Loop Antennas
- Chapter 7: Aperture Antennas
- Chapter 8: Array Antennas
- Appendix A: Effective Aperture and Directivity
- Appendix B: Vector Formulas
- Appendix C: Complex Analysis
- Appendix D: Physical Constants and Material Parameters
- Appendix E: Two-Port Network Parameters
- Appendix F: Transmission Line Theory
- Appendix G: Coplanar Waveguide (CPW)
- Index