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Small Antenna Design

As wireless devices and systems get both smaller and more ubiquitous, the demand for effective but small antennas is rapidly increasing. This book will describe the theory behind effective small antenna design and give design techniques and examples for small antennas for different operating frequencies. Design techniques are given for the entire radio spectrum, from a very hundred kilohertz to the gigahertz range.

Unlike other antenna books which are heavily mathematical and theoretical, Douglas Miron keeps mathematics to the absolute minimum required to explain design techniques. Ground planes, essential for operation of many antenna designs, are extensively discussed. The book will also include a CD-ROM with design software that will greatly simplify readers' daily design tasks.

RF/wireless design engineers and engineering managers; Electronics engineering students

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: February 2006

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7861-2


  • “The book is written in a conversational style, with many first-person descriptions, historical notes and explanations. The casual language gives way to more formal explanations where appropriate. The effect is that the reader can easily visualize him- or herself in a classroom lecture environment with a knowledgeable and personable professor.” - High Frequency Electronics, May 2006 "…the book is a good one that I recommend. It is heavy on the math, but none of it is overly exotic and all of it is easily dealt with. Even though I already have a dozen antenna books in my personal library, I like this one as it adds another dimension. The author has obviously had the experience to create this unique book." - Electronic Design, April 2006


  • Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Antenna Fundamentals IChapter 3: Antenna Fundamentals IIChapter 4: Introduction to Numerical Modeling of Wire AntennasChapter 5: Programmed ModelingChapter 6: Open-Ended AntennasChapter 7: Loops and Other Closed-Wire AntennasChapter 8: Receiving AntennasChapter 9: MeasurementsAppendix A: The Mathematics of Antenna OrientationAppendix B: The Parallel-Ray ApproximationAppendix C: The Small LoopAppendix D: The Proximity EffectAppendix E: What Every EE Student Should Know About Mathematics by the Senior Year


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