Introduction to Antenna Placement and Installationintroduces the characteristics of antennas and their integration onaircraft. The book covers antenna siting and placement,computational antenna modelling on structures, measurement onsub-scale models of the airframe, full-scale ground measurementsand in-flight measurements.
The author addresses the different stages in the process ofdeveloping an entire antenna layout, as well as covering individualretrofits on existing platforms. She explains the physics ofantenna placement qualitatively, thus obviating the requirement tounderstand complex mathematical equations.
* Provides a reference book & guide written primarily forAntenna and Integration Engineers but which will also be ofinterest to Systems Engineers and Project Managers * Includes chapters on aircraft systems using antennas,restrictions & trade-offs, frequency & spatial coverageconsiderations, effect of other antennas & obstacles, RFinteroperability issues associated with radiated emissions,computer modelling software, scaled model & full-scalemeasurements, comparison between measurements & modelling, aswell as ground tests and in-flight measurements * Describes techniques that can be applied equally to antennas onother structures such as land or sea vehicles and spacecraft * Illustrated throughout with figures & diagrams as well as afull colour plates