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Antennas and Propagation

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Our subject may be divided in two main sub-subjects. The first one is Microwave Filter. And another sub-subject is Metamaterial. Now, we will be present a brief idea to the mentioned above:
Microwave Filters play important roles in many RF/Microwave applications. They are used to separate or combine different frequencies. The main filter functions are to reject undesirable signal frequencies outside the filter pass-band. The electromagnetic spectrum is limited and has to be shared; filters are used to select or confine the RF/Microwave signals within assigned spectral limits. Emerging applications such as wireless communications continue to challenge RF/Microwave signals with ever more stringent requirement higher performance, smaller size, lighter weight, and lower cost [1, 2].
Metamaterials are artificial; a metamaterial is a macroscopic composite having a synthetic periodic or non-periodic cellular architecture designed to produce an optimized combination, not available in nature, of two or more responses to specific excitation [4, 5 and 16]. Metamaterials have been a subject of great interest in the scientific community since the beginning of this millennium, when it was experimentally demonstrated by Smith and Shelby [3, 4]. The existence of left handed wave propagation in an artificial medium composed of metallic wires and split ring resonators (SRRs) [5, 12, 13, and 15]. This represented the corroboration of the seminal (theoretical) work carried out by Veselago in 1968, where the exotic properties of artificial structures with simultaneous negative permeability and permittivity were anticipated [6, 10, 11, and 14]. The study of metamaterials has been very active in recent years. In microwave engineering, applications include the design of compact filters [7, 17, 18 and 19] and other microwave components with superior performance and/or exhibiting novel functionalities such as frequency selectivity, roll of band edge and miniaturization of size [8–9].

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  7. The most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of classical and modern antennas and their related technologiesModern Antenna Handbook represents the most current and complete thinking in the field of antennas. The handbook is edited by one of the most…

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