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Introduction to RF Propagation

ISBN-10: 0471655961

ISBN-13: 9780471655961

Edition: 2005

Authors: John S. Seybold

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Description:

John Seybold offers an overview of antenna property definitions, antenna design fundamentals and considerations, numerous antenna types and RF propagation fundamentals. He shows how antenna properties and radio wave propagation characteristics affect communication system performance.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Frequency Designations
Modes of Propagation
Why Model Propagation?
Model Selection and Application
Model Sources
Summary
Electromagnetics and RF Propagation
Introduction
The Electric Field
The Magnetic Field
Electromagnetic Waves
Wave Polarization
Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves at Material Boundaries
Propagation Impairment
Ground Effects on Circular Polarization
Summary
Antenna Fundamentals
Introduction
Antenna Parameters
Antenna Radiation Regions
Some Common Antennas
Antenna Polarization
Antenna Pointing loss
Summary
Communication Systems and the Link Budget
Introduction
Path Loss
Noise
Interference
Detailed Link Budget
Summary
Radar Systems
Introduction
The Radar Range Equation
Radar Measurements
Clutter
Atmospheric Impairments
Summary
Atmospheric Effects
Introduction
Atmospheric Refraction
Atmospheric Attenuation
Loss From Moisture and Precipitation
Summary
Near-Earth Propagation Models
Introduction
Foliage Models
Terrain Modeling
Propagation in Built-Up Areas
Summary
Fading and Multipath Characterization
Introduction
Ground-Bounce Multipath
Large-Scale or Log-Normal Fading
Small-Scale Fading
Summary
Indoor Propagation Modeling
Introduction
Interference
The Indoor Environment
Summary
Rain Attenuation of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Signals
Introduction
Link Budget
Rain Fades
The Link Distance Chart
Availability Curves
Other Precipitation
Cross-Polarization Effects
Summary
Satellite Communications
Introduction
Satellite Orbits
Satellite Operating Frequency
Satellite Path Free-Space Loss
Atmospheric Attenuation
Ionospheric Effects
Rain Fades
Antenna Considerations
Summary
RF Safety
Introduction
Biological Effects of RF Exposure
CC Guidelines
Antenna Considerations
FCC Computations
Station Evaluations
Summary
Review of Probability for Propagation Modeling
Index