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Non-standard Antennas

Edited by François Le Chevalier, THALES Air Systems Dominique Lesselier, Université Paris-Sud 11, Gif-sur-Yvette Robert Staraj, Polytech’Nice-Sophia, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

ISBN: 9781848212749

Publication Date: April 2011   Hardback   480 pp.

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This book aims at describing the wide variety of new technologies and concepts of non-standard antenna systems – reconfigurable, integrated, terahertz, deformable, ultra-wideband, systems using metamaterials, or MEMS, etc. – and how they open the way to a wide range of applications, from personal security and communications to multifunction radars and towed sonars, or satellite navigation systems, with space-time diversity on transmit and receive.
It is intended as a reference book for designers in this lively scientific community linking antenna experts and signal processing engineers.


Part 1. Emerging Concepts
1. Joint Diversity and Beamforming for Downlink Communications, Luc Féty, Danilo Zanata-Filho, Joao Marcos Travassos Romano and Michel Terré.
2. Acoustic Antennas for Biomedical and Industrial Ultrasonic Imaging, Louis-Pascal Tran-Huu-Hue, Franck Levassort, Dominique Certon and Marc Lethiecq.
3. Space-time Exploration for Airborne Radars, François Le Chevalier.
4. Multifunction Antenna System Concepts: Opportunity for Ultra-wideband Radars?, Joël Lemorton, Christophe Le Moine, Christian Delhote and Florent Christophe.
Part 2. Technologies
5. From a Molecule to an Electro-optic Antenna, Annabelle Scarpaci, Sylvain Le Tacon, Arnaud Gardelein Fabrice Odobel, Errol Blart, Dominique Averty, Hartmut Gundel, Nicolas Breuil, Tchanguiz Razban and Eric Tanguy.
6. Terahertz Broadband Micro-antennas for Continuous Wave Imaging, Alain Kreisler, Ibrahim Türer, Xabier Gaztelu, Alexander Scheuring and Annick Dégardin.
7. Dual Frequency Millimeter Feed, Jean-Pierre Adam, Yannick Béniguel, André Berthon, Laurent Costes and Maarten Van Der Vorst.
8. Reconfigurable Printed Antennas, Robert Staraj.
9. Wideband Antennas and Artificial Magnetic Conductors, Xavier Begaud.
10. High Impedance Surface Close to a Radiating Dipole, Olivier Maas, Habiba Ouslimani and Luyang Zhou.
Part 3. Detection/Localization
11. Advanced Processing for DOA Estimation, Pascal Chevalier and Anne Ferréol.
12. Multifunction Airborne Antennas, Christian Renard, Maxime Romier and Michel Soiron.
13. Active Sonar: Port/Starboard Discrimination on Very Low Frequency Triplet Arrays, Yves Doisy.
14. Airborne High Precision Location of Radiating Sources, Thierry Deloues, Dominique Médynski and Dominique Le Bihan.
15. Ground-based Deformable Antennas, Guillaume Lesueur.
16. Automatic Take-off and Landing System, Pascal Cornic.
17. Anti-jamming for Satellite Navigation, Franck Letestu, Fabien Bernard and Guillaume Carrie.
Part 4. Ultra-Wideband
18. Ultra-wideband Antenna Systems, Joël Andrieu and Michele Lalande.
19. Co-design of the Antenna with LNA for Ultra-wideband Applications, Michaël Pelissier, Serge Bories, Raffi Bourtoutian and Christophe Delaveaud.
20. Vector Spherical Harmonic Modeling of 3D-antenna Radiation Function or an UWB-RT Simulator, Roxana Burghelea, Stéphane Avrillon and Bernard Uguen.

About the Authors

François Le Chevalier is in charge of the “Radar Systems Engineering” Chair at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, and Scientific Director of Thales Air Operations Division in Rungis, France.
Dominique Lesselier is currently with the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, a joint laboratory of CNRS, Supélec, and Université Paris-Sud 11, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. His main research activity pertains to the development of solution methods of wave-field inverse problems, from mathematical theory to numerical solutions to pertinent applications, and vice versa.
Robert Staraj is Professor at Polytech’Nice-Sophia, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.


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