FDTD Modeling of Metamaterials: Theory and Applications

Yang Hao and Raj Mittra

Master powerful new modeling tools that enable one to quantify and represent metamaterial properties with high accuracy. This first-of-its-kind book brings one up to speed on breakthrough finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) techniques for modeling metamaterial characteristics and behaviors in electromagnetic systems. This practical resource comes complete with sample FDTD scripts to help pave the way to new metamaterial applications and advances in antenna, microwave and optics engineering. The book has in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art FDTD modeling techniques and applications for electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures, left-handed metamaterials (LHM), wire medium, metamaterials for optics and other practical metamaterials. It also presents conformal and dispersive FDTD modeling of electromagnetic cloaks, perfect lens and plasmonic waveguides, as well as other novel antenna, microwave and optical applications.

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377 pages; $129, £72 • ISBN: 978-1-59693-160-2

Optimizing and Testing WLANs

Tom Alexander

As Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) become increasingly common, it is becoming vital to be able to test them for proper performance and to optimize their operation. This book, written by a member of the IEEE committee that develops WLAN standards, is one of the first books addressing that need. It covers test equipment and methods for the RF (wireless) and physical layers of WLAN, protocols, the application layer and manufacturing testing. The emphasis throughout is on underlying engineering principles along with modern metrics and methodologies, ensuring this book gives both a solid theoretical background along with field-proven techniques and applications.

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Elsevier • 11830 Westline Industrial Drive • St. Louis, MO 63146 • (800) 545-2522
253 pages; $59.95 • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7986-2

RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems

Allan W. Scott and Rex Frobenius

RF Measurements for Cellular Phones and Wireless Data Systems is a comprehensive source for practical, real-world information on radio frequency (RF) measurements for cellular phones and wireless data systems. It has a review of basic RF principles and terminology, descriptions of RF measurement equipment, an explanation of the RF devices used in cellular phones and wireless data transmission equipment, and information about the testing of RF devices and systems with digitally modulated signals that represent the voice, video, or data carried by RF. It serves well as a guide to cell phone and wireless equipment technology.

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John Wiley & Sons Inc. • 111 River St. • Hoboken, NJ 07030 • (201) 748-6395
504 pages; $110 • ISBN: 978-0-470-12948-7