This text introduces the reader to the theory and basis of antennas and propagation in the rapidly developing field of mobile communications. Topics covered include basic multipath mechanisms and propagation, and propagation modelling as well as short-term channel behaviour from two path and many path models and scenarios. Also, the basics of antenna design and operation are discussed including array antennas. The volume should be useful to telecommunications engineers and researchers.
Rodney Vaughan is senior research engineer at Industrial Research Limited, New Zealand. He has degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and gained his Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Denmark. Since then he has worked for Telecom NZ and Industrial Research Limited. For the latter he established research and development groups in signal processing and multipath communications. Applications include designs in antennas and signal processing, which have been used widely. In addition to his work on many industrial projects, his research includes topics in multipath, signal processing and multiport antennas, and he has published over 100 papers and conference contributions. Jorgen Bach Andersen is the director of the Center for PersonKommunikation and Professor of Wireless Communications at Aalborg University in Denmark. He gained his degree and Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark in 1961 and 1971 respectively. His research has focused on radio propagation, antennas and signal processing, as well as biomedical studies related to electromagnetic waves. He has been active in European cooperation with the COST framework for wireless communications and has served on several COST management committees. He has published over 200 papers and conference contributions, and contributed to nine books. A former vice president of URSE, and former chairman of URSI Commissions B and K, he is a Life Fellow of IEEE.