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Description - Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics by H.J. Visser

Reflecting a growing interest in phased array antenna systems, stemming from radar, radio astronomy, mobile communications and satellite broadcasting, "Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics" introduces the principles of array and phased array antennas. Packed with first hand practical experience and worked out examples, this is a valuable learning tool and reference source for those wishing to improve their understanding of basic array antenna systems without relying heavily on a thorough knowledge of electromagnetics or antenna theory. It features a general introduction to antennas and explains the array antenna principle through discussion of the physical characteristics rather than the theory. It explores topics often not covered in antenna textbooks, such as active element pattern, array feeding, means of phase changing, array antenna characterisation, sequential rotation techniques and reactively loaded arrays. It guides the reader through the necessary mathematics, allowing them to move onto specialist books on array and phased array antennas with a greater understanding of the topic. It is supported by a companion website on which instructors and lecturers can find electronic versions of the figures. An ideal introduction for those without a background in antennas, this clear, concise volume will appeal to technicians, researchers and managers working in academia, government, telecommunications and radio astronomy. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals and postgraduates with some antenna knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470871171
ISBN-10: 0470871172
Format: Hardback
(251mm x 178mm x 27mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - H.J. Visser

Hubregt J. Visser is a Principal Antenna Engineer at TNO Industrial Technology in The Netherlands and has more than 12 years experience in this field. He has co-chaired and been a member of the organizing panel for a number of antennas and propagation conferences and is a member of the IEE Antennas and Propagation Technical Advisory Panel. Huib also teaches at Eindhoven University of Technology in Electromagnetics and Antenna Technology and won the 2002 Students Award for Best Lecture Material.