Antenna Fundamentals for Legacy Mobile Applications and Beyond

Jonathan Rodriguez (Editor), Issa Elfergani (Editor), Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini (Editor), Raed Abd-Alhameed (Editor)

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This book highlights technology trends and challenges that trace the evolution of antenna design, starting from 3rd generation phones and moving towards the latest release of LTE-A. The authors explore how the simple monopole and whip antenna from the GSM years have evolved towards what we have today, an antenna design that is compact, multi-band in nature and caters to multiple elements on the same patch to provide high throughput connectivity. The scope of the book targets a broad range of subjects, including the microstrip antenna, PIFA antenna, and the monopole antenna to be used for different applications over three different mobile generations. Beyond that, the authors take a step into the future and look at antenna requirements for 5G communications, which already has the 5G drive in place with prominent scenarios and use-cases emerging. They examine these, and put in place the challenges that lie ahead for antenna design, particularly in mm-Wave design. The book provides a reference for practicing engineers and under/post graduate students working in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages329
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-63967-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-63966-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Communications engineering
  • Networks


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