A radome is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects microwave and radar antenna from ice, freezing rain, wind, and debris. This new, updated edition to an Artech House classic provides a current, comprehensive overview of the design and analysis of radomes. The second edition includes a wealth of new material, including three new chapters on radome measurement techniques, environmental effects on radomes, and new radome technology. This unique book helps professionals to design radomes for top performance, understand the effect a radome has on a particular antenna's operation, and become knowledgeable about how to specify acceptable radome equipment. Over 130 illustrations and more than 250 equations support key topics throughout the book. A CD-ROM is included in this title! This title also includes powerful codes and highly useful tools that help professionals estimate the electrical performance degradation that may occur when an antenna system is enclosed by a radome. Electrical engineers working in antenna design, telecommunications, and aircraft or missile technologies, as well as graduate students in related courses.
Dennis Kozakoff has extensive industry experience, most recently serving as president of USDigiComm Corporation in Alpharetta, GA. He was also the former president/CEO of Millimeter Wave Technology, Inc. Dr. Kozakoff received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and the Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively. He earned his DR.Engr. at the Southeastern Institute of Technology.
Part I: Background and Fundamentals; Overview of Radome Phenomenology; Basic Principals and Conventions; Antenna Fundamentals; Radome Dielectric Materials; Part II: Radome Analysis Techniques; Dielectric Wall Constructions; Radome Analysis Techniques; Part III: Computer Implementation; Ray Trace Approaches; Radome Enclosed Guidance Antennas; Part IV: Radome Specifications and Environmental Degradations; Specifying and Testing Radome Performance; Environmental Degradations.