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Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications: With MATLAB (Professional Engineering) [Hardcover]

Frank Gross
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September 14, 2005 007144789X 978-0071447898 1
Smart antennas boost the power of a wireless network, saving energy and money and greatly increasing the range of wireless broadband. Smart Antennas is a rigorous textbook on smart antenna design and deployment.

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A Complete Overview of the Basic Electromagnetics, Propagation, and Signal Processing Behind Smart Antenna Design

This advanced level text and reference thoroughly details the operating principles of smart antennas and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of this growing subject. An equal emphasis is placed on electromagnetic principles, array signal processing, random processes, channel characterization, spectral estimation, and adaptive algorithms. The author expertly relates these principles to the real world market demands of the wireless communication field -- including both military and commercial applications -- and includes valuable case studies and examples solved using MATLAB.

Rigorous smart antenna-focused coverage includes:

  • Electromagnetic basics
  • Antenna fundamentals
  • Random processes
  • Channel characterization
  • Array signal processing
  • Sidelobe cancellation
  • Angle-of-arrival estimation
  • Adaptive methodologies

Smart antennas are firmly established as one of the key technologies helping to transform the wireless market. You will find this book essential to understanding their fundamental behavior and real world application.

* Electromagnetic Basics: Maxwell's Equations * Boundary Conditions * Propagation * Antenna Radiation * Power Density and Power Patterns * Antenna Directivity * Radiation Resistance * Array Antenna Fundamentals: Linear Arrays * Array Weighting * Beamsteered Arrays * Circular Arrays * Beamsteered Circular Arrays * Fixed Beam and Sectorized Arrays * The Butter Matrix * Sidelobe Cancellors * Retrodirective Arrays * Smart Antennas: Adaptive Algorithm Basics * Gradient Based Methods * Howells Applebaum Processor * Direct Inversion * Sample Matrix Inversion Recursive Methods * Adaptive Arrays for CDMA * Waveform Diversity Methods * MIMO Examples * Angle-of-Arrival Estimation: Spectral Estimation Methods * Channel Characterization: Slow Fading; Fast Fading; Spreading * Channel Equalization * Fundamentals of Random Processes

About the Author

Frank Gross, Ph.D. (Tallahassee, FL) is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Florida State University. He previously served as Lead Engineer for the Mitre Corp. and a Senior Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, has authored over 50 professional papers in electro-magnetics, and contributed to Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Electrical Engineering.

Product Details

  • Series: Professional Engineering
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007144789X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071447898
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frank Gross is currently a Technical Fellow at Boeing. He received his Ph.D. at Ohio State in the areas of radar scattering, target recognition, and electromagnetics. Frank's expertise lies in a variety of physics based disciplines including: electromagnetics, antennas, propagation, metamaterials, and array processing. Much of his recent work has been focused on DARPA contracts including NSC and S-BUG. He has developed several varieties of space-based arrays and demonstrated their adaptive beamforming performance. In addition he developed a new AESA array thinning technique using Cantor ring fractal templates. He also invented a new metamaterial structure based upon complementary tilings which is in process for a patent. He is the author of the book on "Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications with Matlab", McGraw-Hill, 2005 and he is the Editor-in-Chief for the new book on "Frontiers in Antennas", McGraw-Hill, 2011. He was formerly an electrical engineering professor at the Florida State University for 18 years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great text on Smart Antennas and adaptive arrays October 11, 2005
This textbook is the best of all fundamental texts on smart antennas and adaptive arrays. It reduces this complex topic into the basic elements that are necessary for understanding smart antennas. Basic chapters are written on electromagnetics, antennas, arrays, random processes, channel modeling, spectral estimation, and adaptive arrays. Most chapters include worked out Matlab examples illustrating concepts just explained. The Matlab codes for each example, figure, and homework problems are included with the text. I have seen no other comparable text which lucidly explains the foundations of smart antennas and which also gives computer examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Treatment of the Subject March 1, 2010
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The author gives an excellent treatment of beamforming methods which is clearer than many other treatments. Included are easy-to-understand worked examples which drive home the text material.
Part of the field of Smart Antennas is array signal processing which is treated in chapters 4, 5, & 7 as well as chapter 8. Not much is written about MIMO processing in chapter 6; perhaps this topic could be expanded in later editions; even so, the minimal treatment is presented well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good general overview. June 28, 2014
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I have a variety of books to help me solve problems. This will be a good addition to my collection. Book arrived quickly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good December 24, 2011
By HCLee
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it has matlab examples so that it is easy to undersdand. but it started from very basic things. For someone who wants to know adaptive antenna itself, it may be boring.
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