Reference Room 2008

September 2, 2008

2008 Product Source Special Section: Selections for your bookshelf reference.

Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition

Antenna resource
McGraw-Hill Companies
Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition: Edited by John L. Volakis, one of the world's leading authorities in antenna engineering, this trusted resource covers all the classic antenna types plus many new types and designs used in communications systems, satellites, radars and emerging applications from WLAN to automotive systems to biomedical to smart antennas. Readers will also find expert discussion of topics critical to successful antenna design and engineering, such as measurement techniques and computational methods, a materials guide, wave propagation basics, microwave circuits and matching techniques, as well as diversity and MIMO propagation models, frequency selective surfaces and metamaterials.

Basic NEC with Broadcast Applications

Numerical Electromagnetics Code book
Elsevier/Focal Press
Basic NEC with Broadcast Applications: Basic NEC with Broadcast Applications addresses computer modeling of MF directional broadcast antennas and illustrates the assets and liabilities of the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC). The book's how-to approach reveals the fundamentals of NEC operation, teaches broadcast applications and shows the reader how to use NEC-2 to: model non-radiating networks, verify calculations, detune unused towers, design top-loaded and skirted antennas, minimize coding by moving and duplicating structures, and much more! Complete with CD, the book is an invaluable toolkit with software necessary for the design and analysis of broadcast antenna arrays.

Folded Unipole Antennas

Antenna resource
McGraw-Hill Companies
Folded Unipole Antennas: Folded Unipole Antennas: Theory and Applications is the first comprehensive sourcebook on the design and uses of folded unipole antenna technology, featuring never-before-published mathematical equations and configurations. Written by Jeremy K. Raines, an internationally recognized antenna expert, this unique one-stop reference offers readers a detailed account of the physics underlying the remarkably compact, broadband and versatile folded unipole antenna, as well as mathematical models suitable for design and analysis.

Electronics resource
Elsevier/Focal Press
Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, 3rd Ed.: This instructional book introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory – enabling readers to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses and introductory courses for undergraduates.

HD Radio Implementation

Digital radio installation resource
Elsevier/Focal Press
HD Radio Implementation: Published in cooperation with the Society of Broadcast Engineers, this book offers a hands-on approach to HD Radio implementation. It covers the elements of the radio station signal chain that need to be upgraded or modified to better accommodate the needs of the transmission system. The book is available through the SBE Bookstore.

Step-by-step guide
National Association of Broadcaster
Broadcast Towers: The NAB's first eBook, Broadcast Towers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money on Vertical Real Estate, shows how broadcasters can cash in on wireless communications, one of the nation''s fastest growing industries. Written in plain English by two prominent communications lawyers, the book provides never-before compiled information on the business, technical and legal aspects of tower ownership and the leasing process. Broadcast Towers provides practical marketing advice, technical pointers and legal insights on how broadcasters can turn their towers into profit-centers and comply with Federal, State and local laws governing matters such as safety, historic preservation and the environment.

These books are available through most book retailers including the SBE and NAB Bookstores.

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