Understanding Microwaves

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Wiley, Jun 24, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 545 pages
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A complete and accessible introduction to the important field of microtechnology

Understanding Microwaves covers all the important microwave terminology, devices, and systems, and provides an understanding of how everything fits together to make communications, navigation, and radar equipment. The text is geared toward engineers new to the microwave industry, as well as technicians, managers, and students. This field-tested book presents material the author has used in industrial training courses for thousands of students. It is easy to understand and avoids complex mathematics. With extensive exercises at the end of each chapter, and answers at the end of the book, it is suitable for self-study or as a text for industrial seminars and college courses.

First, the coverage details the special language of microwaves. Then, it outlines all of the unique devices that are used in microwave equipment and explains how these types fit together to make a typical microwave system, describing what they do, how they work, and what their important performance characteristics are. Finally, the book covers all of the important types of microwave systems, including their structure, function, and applications. Understanding Microwaves is a complete introduction to this important field.

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Contents

A Survey of Microwave Systems and Devices
3
Microwave Fields
19
Microwave PowerdB and dBm
39
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

ALLAN W. SCOTT operates his own engineering consulting and training business. He received his BS in physics from Stanford University and MS in physics from Caltech. He has forty years' experience in the development and manufacture of microwave equipment for radar, missile guidance, electronic warfare, and satellite communications, including affiliations with Bell Labs, the U.S. Navy, Hughes Network Systems, Sylvania Electronics, and Teledyne Technologies. Mr. Scott has trained over 2,500 engineers and managers through his in-plant microwave seminars. He holds several patents, and has written two textbooks and many trade journal articles.

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