Printed antennas, also known as microstrip antennas, have a variety of beneficial properties including mechanical durability, conformability, compactness and cheap manufacturing costs. As such, they have a range of applications in both the military and commercial sectors, and are often mounted on the exterior of aircraft and spacecraft as well as incorporated into mobile radio communication devices. Printed Antennas for Wireless Communications offers a practical guide to state-of-the-art printed antenna technology used for wireless systems. Contributions from renowned global experts within both academia and industry enable the reader to design printed antennas and associated technologies, and offer valuable insights into important breakthroughs in these areas. * Divided into 3 sections covering fundamental wideband printed radiating elements for wireless systems, small printed antennas for wireless systems, and advanced concepts and applications in wireless systems.* Provides experimental data and applies theoretical models to present design performance trends and to give the reader an in-depth coverage of the area.*
Presents summaries of different approaches used in solving wireless systems such as WPAN (wireless personal area network) and MIMO (multi-input/ multi-output), offering the reader an overall perspective of the pros and cons of each.* Focuses on practical design, examples and 'real world' solutions. Printed Antennas for Wireless Communications offers an excellent insight on printed antennas from the theoretical to the practical; hence it will appeal to practicing design engineers within commercial and governmental/ military organistations, as well as postagraduate students and researchers in communications technology
Rod Waterhouse received his BEng, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1987, 1989, and 1994, respectively, In 1994 he joined RMIT university as a lecturer and become a Senior Lecturer in 1997 and an Associate Professor in 2002. In 2001 he took a leave of absence from RMIT and joined the venture-backed Dorsal Networks, which was later acquired by Corvis. In 2003 he left Corvis and resigned from his position at RMIT and worked for Photonic Systems Inc. as a principal engineer. In 2004 he cofounded Pharad, a broadband wireless communications company, where he is now a Vice President. His 2003 book on printed antenna design follow more than 200 publications and ten patent applications in the field of antennas, electromagnetic, microwave, and photonics engineering. Dr. Waterhouse is an associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He chaired the IEEE Victorian MTTs/APS Chapter from 1998 to 2001. Dr Waterhouse is an adjunct Senior Fellow within the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. In 2000 he received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions.