This extensively revised and updated edition of the 1997 Artech House classic, RF Systems. Components, and Circuits Handbook, offers you a comprehensive, one-stop resource on the latest developments, key technologies, and applications of radio frequency (RF) engineering. Among the numerous updates, the second edition includes brand new chapters on GPS (the global positioning system), and an expanded treatment of wireless communications systems. This practical reference helps you design and analyze the performance of RF systems and subsystems, and offers you a solid, broad understanding of the many types of systems and equipment in use today.
Clearly written and concise, the book is organized into two sections. Part One provides an easy-to-follow introduction to a wide variety of RF systems including telephone, radar, navigation, and more. Part Two identifies and examines various RF circuits and components, from transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, and RF transformer devices and circuits, to semiconductor diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and vacuum and microwave tubes.
About the Author
Ferril Losee has more than 40 years of electrical engineering experience, both as an industry professional and as a professor and chairman of the department of electrical engineering at Brigham Young University. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, respectively. Now retired, he is currently a part-time consultant and author in the areas of communications, radar, and other RF systems.