This text provides a basic understanding of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna engineering. The text allows students to easily grasp the basics of wave propagation and radiation mechanism of varieties of antennas coupled with their critical functionalities, utilities, and advantages/disadvantages. The book also covers practical methods of parametric measurements of antenna with the correct measuring test equipment and associated tools.
The book is primarily designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of electronics and communication engineering and allied branches. It will also be useful for professionals working on the design and development of antenna and wave propagation related equipment.
Saurabh Shukla has eight years of professional experience in the design and development of wideband antennas and passive microwave devices. He has also served as Scientist `B' in the Defence Institute of Advance Technology, Pune, India. Sanjay Kumar, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi) has commanded premier technical bases of IA. He has 31 years of work experience in various formations of IAF, labs of DRDO as designer, developer and Principal Adviser of various projects and Program Director of Electronic Warfare Project of aircraft at DARE, DRDO.