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30th of December 2015
Fundamentals of Aperture Antennas and Arrays
by Trevor S. Bird
Summary: The types of aperture antennas covered in this book include the main types of horns, reflectors and arrays as well as microstrip patches, reflectarrays and lenses. Basic theory is given for rectangular and hexagonal arrays. The topic of mutual coupling is covered in greater detail than most similar books in the area. Also included is an introduction to arrays on non-planar surfaces, which is of importance for applications that involve curved surfaces such as in aerodynamics or for making aperture antennas unobtrusive. Some modern aperture antennas are used to illustrate design techniques for aperture antennas described in earlier chapters. These vary in application from satellite communications, wireless to radioastronomy. Also included are topics of a practical nature for aperture antennas, namely fabrication and measurement.

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