Written for novice engineers and engineering students, this easy-to-comprehend resource offers readers thorough introductory-level treatment of antenna analysis using electromagnetic (EM) simulators. This richly-illustrated book shows how to use EM software to analyze and tune wireless antennas to meet specific requirements. Readers learn important wireless antenna design terminology and gain a detailed understanding of how antennas work. Moreover, the book offers guidance in troubleshooting problems with wireless antenna designs. This authoritative reference also provides a complete overview of the many different kinds of antennas and related EM tools. DVD is included! This title contains Sonnet electromagnetics analysis software, featuring example files that are described and illustrated in the book.
Hiroaki Kogure is a registered professional engineer with Kogure Consulting Engineers and a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of Science and Tokyo City University. He received his Dr.Eng. degree in electromagnetic field analysis at the Tokyo University of Science. Yoshie Kogure is a technical writer and account manager at Kogure Consulting Engineers. She received her Bachelor's degree from Waseda University. James Rautio is the president of Sonnet Software, Inc. He holds an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in electromagnetics from Syracuse University. Dr. Rautio is a Fellow of the IEEE MTT Society.
Preface. The Antenna Environment. Antennas and Radio Waves. Wire Antennas. Antenna on a Substrate. Traveling Wave Antennas. Antennas for RFID Systems. Getting Antenna Characteristics Using EM Simulators. Practical Antennas. Appendices.