Table of Contents
Introduction to Radio Waves and Radio Engineering
Radio Waves as a Part of Electromagnetic Spectrum.
What is Radio Engineering? Allocation of Radio Frequencies.
History of Radio Engineering from Maxwell to Present.
Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields
Maxwells Equations. Fields in Media.
Helmholtz Equation and its Plane Wave Solution.
Polarization of a Plane Wave.
Reflection and Transmission at a Dielectric Interface.
Energy and Power.
Transmission Lines and Waveguides
Basic Equations for Transmission Lines and Waveguides.
TEM Wave Modes.
TE and TM Wave Modes.
Wave and Signal Velocities.
Transmission Line Model.
Reflection from a Mismatched Load.
Microwave Circuit Theory
Impedance and Admittance Matrices.
Signal Flow Graph, Transfer Function, and Gain.
Passive Transmission Line and Waveguide Devices
Power Dividers and Directional Couplers.
Other Passive Components and Devices.
Resonators and Filters
Circuits Based on Semiconductor Devices
From Electron Tubes to Semiconductor Devices.
Most Important Semiconductor Devices.
Frequency Converters (Mixers) and Frequency Multipliers.
Monolithic Microwave Circuits.
Fundamental Concepts of Antennas.
Calculation of Radiation from Antennas.
Radiating Current Element.
Dipole and Monopole Antennas.
Other Wire Antenna.
Radiation from Apertures.
Matching of Antennas.
Link between Two Antennas.
Propagation of Radio Waves
Environment and Propagation Mechanisms.
Bending (Refraction) of Radio Waves in Troposphere.
Line-of-Sight Path. Reflection from Ground.
Multipath Propagation in Cellular Mobile Radio Systems.
Propagation Aided by Scattering: Scatter Link.
Propagation via Ionosphere.
Propagation as a Ground (Surface) Wave.
Transmitters and Receivers.
Modulation and Demodulation of Signals.
Radio Link Budget.
Radio Link Systems.
Wireless Local Area Networks.
Sensors for Industrial Applications.
Biological Effects and Safety Standards.
Appendix A - Vector Operations.
Appendix B - Physical Contacts and Material Parameters.
List of Abbreviations.