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Antenna and EM Modeling with Matlab 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0471218760
ISBN-10: 0471218766
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An accessible and practical tool for effective antenna design

Due to the rapid development of wireless communications, the modeling of radiation and scattering is becoming more important in the design of antennas. Consequently, it is increasingly important for antenna designers and students of antenna design to have a comprehensive simulation tool.

Sergey Makarov's text utilizes the widely used Matlab software, which offers a more flexible and affordable alternative to other antenna and electromagnetic modeling tools currently available. After providing the basic background in electromagnetic theory necessary to utilize the software, the author describes the benefits and many practical uses of the Matlab package. The text demonstrates how Matlab solves basic radiation/scattering antenna problems in structures that range from simple dipoles to patch antennas and patch antenna arrays. Specialized antenna types like fractal antennas and frequency selective surfaces are considered as well. Finally, the text introduces Matlab applications to more advanced problems such as broadband and loaded antennas, UWB pulse antennas, and microstrip antenna arrays.

For students and professionals in the field of antenna design, Antenna and EM Modeling with Matlab:

  • Strikes an important balance between text and programming manual
  • Provides numerous examples on how to calculate important antenna/target parameters
  • Provides means for modifying existing codes for various individual projects
  • Includes companion website with Matlab codes and antenna geometry files

About the Author

SERGEY N. MAKAROV is an associate professor in the ECE Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (July 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471218766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471218760
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,349,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sergey N. Makarov earned his B.S./M.S./Ph.D./Dr. Sci. degrees at the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University, Russian Federation , Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. Dr. Makarov joined the Faculty of State St. Petersburg University where he became a full professor (youngest full professor of the faculty) in 1996. In 2000 he joined the Faculty of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), MA where he became a full professor and director of the Center for Electromagnetic Modeling and Design in 2008. His current research interests include applied computational electromagnetics and human body interaction with EM fields.

Most recent MATLAB software related to computational bioelectromagnetics may be downloaded from the website:

He is a recipient of:
Samuel Satin Award - WPI 2004, Trustees Best Academic Advisor Award - WPI 2009, Outstanding Professor Award - ECE Dept., WPI 2010, Community Service Award - ECE Dept., WPI 2011, Outstanding Professor Award - ECE Dept., WPI 2011, Trustees Best Professor Award - WPI 2012.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Raul on November 20, 2002
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The book is well written but not very extensive. It points to the applications right from the beggining and it is certainly of great value for students and engineers already engagged with Balanis Book on antenna theory. I strongly recommend Makarov's book for training students with a strong numerical methods background on electromagnetics, as a prerequisite before taking the course.
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By James V. Masi on December 10, 2011
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This is a carefully written book. It could be used as a text as well as a self-help manuscript for the practitioner. Its Matlab code appears to be somewhat version sensitive, though rework is minimal. The Matlab code allows a variety of subroutines to be used in conjunction with the base code. I'm pleased with this new addition to my library and might even use it as a text in my class.
Dr. Jim Masi
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It is a good book. Covers most types of antennas and arrays. The book deals with the method of moment (MoM) for EM modeling. Most formulas used are referenced to usefull articles and books. It is a good idea to have the ref [1] in chapter 2, as a chapter at beginning of this book.
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