Learn hands-on antenna design from a leading expert
Modern Antenna Design, Second Edition continues the practical approach that marked the popular first edition by distilling theory to the essentials of antenna design without becoming buried in mathematics. Written by an expert antenna designer whose designs have been used on NASA missions to explore Mars and Venus, the book emphasizes and demonstrates real-world applications across a variety of fields, including telecommunications, remote sensing, and broadcasting.
The Second Edition reflects developments in antenna design and incorporates the author's hands-on experience teaching antenna courses. The book begins with a basic discussion of the properties of antennas that every designer needs to know and then moves on to specific design topics, including:
- Radiation structures and numerical methods
- Aperture distributions and array synthesis
- Dipoles, slots, loops, and microstrip patches
- Gaussian beam analysis and waveguide horns
- Reflector antennas
- Traveling wave antennas
- Frequency independent antennas
- Phased arrays
With its focus on real-world design, the author includes discussions of such issues as mounting antennas and using nearby structures to enhance their response. This is the one book that antenna designers in all fields of industry and communications need to refine their technique, develop new applications, and help design the next generation of antennas.
About the Author
THOMAS A. MILLIGAN is Chief Engineer for Milligan & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that offers wireless communications solutions. He previously was principal engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics, where he specialized in microwave antenna design and analysis. Mr. Milligan is the author of the first edition of Modern Antenna Design and coauthor of Antenna Engineering Using Physical Optics.