Describes the configuration and principles of a reflectarray antenna, its advantages over other antennas, the history of its development, analysis techniques, practical design procedures, bandwidth issues and wideband techniques, as well as applications and recent developments. Both authors are well respected practitioners who have build these antennas and developed them for space flight.
Covers the history, practical implementation, design techniques, and future developments of reflectarray antennas
Reflectarray antennas were invented more than forty years ago, but broad commercial interest only began little more than a decade ago as an outgrowth of the development of low-profile printed reflectarray antennas. Although widely covered in journal and conference papers, the topic has never been treated comprehensively in a single volume. Now, written by two experts in the field, Reflectarray Antennas offers complete coverage of this important, timely subject.
Beginning with an introduction to reflectarray antennas and an extensive overview of its history, the book goes on to explore:
The configuration and principles of a reflectarray antenna, and its advantages over other antennas
Antenna analysis techniques
Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and tables, this groundbreaking book is an important addition to any electrical engineer's library, as well as critical to graduate students focused on antenna engineering and electromagnetics with an interest in reflectarray antenna designs.
About the Author
John Huang, PhD, has been with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, since 1980, where his research activities involve microstrip antennas, mobile vehicle antennas, antenna miniaturization techniques, spacecraft antennas, phased arrays, reflectarrays, and inflatable antennas. He pioneered the development of several major antenna technologies, such as the microstrip reflectarray and the inflatable array antenna. Dr. Huang, an IEEE Fellow, has published extensively and received four U.S. patents and more than twenty NASA Certificates of Recognition.
José A. Encinar, PhD, has been at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1980, where he became a Professor of the Electromagnetism and Circuit Theory Department in 1991. His research interests include numerical techniques for the analysis and design of multi-layer periodic structures, frequency selective surfaces, printed arrays, and reflectarrays. He has published extensively and holds three patents on array and reflectarray antennas. Dr. Encinar was a co-recipient of the 2005 H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award, and the 2007 S. A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award, given by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.