White, Joseph F.

High Frequency Techniques: An Introduction to RF and Microwave Design and Computer Simulation

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This textbook is an introduction to microwave engineering. The scope of this book extends from topics for a first course in electrical engineering, in which impedances are analyzed using complex numbers, through the introduction of transmission lines that are analyzed using the Smith Chart, and on to graduate level subjects, such as equivalent circuits for obstacles in hollow waveguides, analyzed using Green’s Functions. This book is a virtual encyclopedia of circuit design methods.

Despite the complexity, topics are presented in a conversational manner for ease of comprehension. The book is not only an excellent text at the undergraduate and graduate levels, but is as well a detailed reference for the practicing engineer.

Consider how well informed an engineer will be who has become familiar with these topics as treated in High Frequency Techniques: (in order of presentation)

Brief history of wireless (radio) and the Morse code

U.S. Radio Frequency Allocations

Introduction to vectors

AC analysis and why complex numbers and impedance are used

Circuit and antenna reciprocity

Decibel measure

Maximum power transfer

Skin effect

Computer simulation and optimization of networks

LC matching of one impedance to another

Coupled Resonators

Uniform transmission lines for propagation

VSWR, return Loss and mismatch error

The Telegrapher Equations (derived)

Phase and Group Velocities

The Impedance Transformation Equation for lines (derived)

Fano’s and Bode’s matching limits

The Smith Chart (derived)

Slotted Line impedance measurement

Constant Q circles on the Smith Chart

Approximating a transmission line with lumped L’s and C’s

ABCD, Z, Y and Scattering matrix analysis methods for circuits

Statistical Design and Yield Analysis of products

Electromagnetic Fields

Gauss’s Law

Vector Dot Product, Divergence and Curl

Static Pot

Keywords: Microwave engineering; microwave theory; Radio Frequency techniques; communication technology; circuit analysis; wave propagation; alternating-current theory; complex numbers; microwave design theory, Communication Technology, Communication Technology

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Wiley - IEEE
Page amount
528 pages
Information Technology, Telecommunications
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