Expected by: 01 September 2023
Principles of Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements, 2nd Edition
This expanded and updated second edition with full colour images provides a comprehensive introduction and explanation of both the theory and practice of planar near-field antenna measurement, from its basic postulates and assumptions, to the intricacies of its deployment in complex and demanding measurement scenarios.
The book initially examines the properties of antennas that allow them to enhance the free space interaction of electronic systems and this leads into a full description of the theory of planar near-field scanning. The utility of the planar methodology is illustrated with example measurement campaigns that include discussion of the characterisation of a wide range of antennas. The second edition brings the text right up to date. Advanced techniques including non-canonical transforms, scattering suppression techniques, equivalent current based diagnostics, extrapolation range measurements, use of multi-axis industrial robots and UAV drones for data acquisition are now included, together with a greatly expanded treatment of uncertainty analysis and planar range assessment.
A large number of near-field facilities exist worldwide but to the authors' knowledge no single text provides a clear step-by-step description of all the details of the planar near-field measurement technique. All three authors have spent a significant proportion of their professional careers involved with antenna measurements and the aim of this text is to provide the reader with a complete, comprehensive, and practical text that will act as a single reference for all aspects of the measurement technique.
Principles of Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements, 2nd Edition is aimed at electromagnetics students, researchers and professionals, especially those concerned with electromagnetics metrology.
About the Author
Stuart Gregson is the director of operations & research at Next Phase Measurements and is an honorary visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London. He has expertise in near-field antenna measurements and has published over 100 peer reviewed research papers on this and related topics. He is a fellow of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, a fellow of the IET, a fellow of the Institute of Physics, and is a chartered engineer and physicist.
John McCormick (PhD) has extensive experience in areas of metrology ranging from wet chemistry laboratories to free-space electromagnetic measurement facilities. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, a fellow of the IET and is a chartered physicist and chartered engineer. Additionally, he takes an active interest in the encouragement of public awareness of all areas of Engineering especially within the school environment where he acts as a school's STEM ambassador.
Clive Parini is professor of antenna engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. He has published over 500 papers on antenna design and metrology. He is a fellow of the IET and a past chairman of the IET Antennas & Propagation Professional Network Executive Team. He is a past member of the editorial board and past honorary editor for the IET Journal IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.