The increasing demand for wireless communications has revolutionised the lifestyle of today's society and one of the key components of wireless technology is antenna design. Broadband planar antennas are the newest generation of antennas boasting the attractive features required, such as broad operating bandwidth, low profile, light weight, low cost and ease of integration into arrays or Radio Frequency (RF) circuits, to make them ideal components of modern communications systems. Research into small and broadband antennas has been spurred by the rapid development of portable wireless communication devices such as cell phones, laptops and personal digital assistants. This all encompassing volume, "Broadband Planar Antennas: Design and Applications", systematically describes the techniques for all planar antennas from microstrip patch antennas, suspended plate antennas and planar inverted L/F antennas to planar dipole antennas. Also discussed are some of the most recent outcomes such as broadband antenna issues in promising ultra wideband applications. It clearly describes the fundamentals of planar antennas and categorises them according to their radiation characteristics.
It introduces the advanced progress in broadband planar antennas for modern wireless communications. It includes a wealth of case studies, design guidelines, figures and tables. This text is essential reading for antenna, RF and microwave engineers and manufacturers within the telecommunications industry. Its highly accessible approach will also appeal to researchers, postgraduate students and academic lecturers.