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Book yields small-antenna design insight

Small antennas are a critical component of portable devices, but many designers have little experience or sufficient know-how about them. “Small Antenna Design” by Dr. Douglas Miron (Newnes/Elsevier) is a design guide which will correct that imbalance. This book covers theory (with requisite equations); practical discussion of design and tradeoffs relevant to physically small antennas; numerical modeling (includes CD with design and modeling tools); antenna parameters such as efficiency, polarization, bandwidth, and impedance matching; and multiturn coil and helical antennas. Of course, ground and ground effects, which are the antenna's complement (sometimes as friend, sometimes foe), is also examined. More details are available at the Newnes web site.

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