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Microwave Engineering by David Pozar

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  1. Feb 8, 2013 #1

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    From the Publisher: The 4th edition of this classic text provides a thorough coverage of RF and microwave engineering concepts, starting from fundamental principles of electrical engineering, with applications to microwave circuits and devices of practical importance. Coverage includes microwave network analysis, impedance matching, directional couplers and hybrids, microwave filters, ferrite devices, noise, nonlinear effects, and the design of microwave oscillators, amplifiers, and mixers. Material on microwave and RF systems includes wireless communications, radar, radiometry, and radiation hazards. A large number of examples and end-of-chapter problems test the reader's understanding of the material. The 4th edition includes new and updated material on systems, noise, active devices and circuits, power waves, transients, RF CMOS circuits, and more.

    New to the 4th edition

    •New material has been introduced on microwave and RF systems, and how components are linked to system performance (e.g., noise figure, effect on Bit Error Rate, link margin, cell phones, etc.)
    •More coverage of active circuits has been included (CMOS circuits, SiGe circuits, Power Added Efficiency, Gilbert cell mixer, etc.)
    •Additional topics (power waves, transients, frequency dependent effects of microstrip line, and more) and more open-ended EOC problems have been added.
    •Number of chapters has been increased from 13 to 14, with more emphasis on noise, nonlinear effects, and active circuit design.
    •Material on the following topics has been substantially revised: noise and noise effects, intermodulation distortion, dynamic range, mixers, amplifier stability, antennas and antenna noise, wireless receivers, and characteristics of diodes and transistors.


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    1 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 1
    1.1 Introduction to Microwave Engineering 1
    1.2 Maxwell’s Equations 6
    1.3 Fields in Media and Boundary Conditions 10
    1.4 The Wave Equation and Basic Plane Wave Solutions 15
    1.5 General Plane Wave Solutions 20
    1.6 Energy and Power 25
    1.7 Plane Wave Reflection from a Media Interface 28
    1.8 Oblique Incidence at a Dielectric Interface 35
    1.9 Some Useful Theorems 40

    2 TRANSMISSION LINE THEORY 48
    2.1 The Lumped-Element Circuit Model for a Transmission Line 48
    2.2 Field Analysis of Transmission Lines 51
    2.3 The Terminated Lossless Transmission Line 56
    2.4 The Smith Chart 63
    2.5 The Quarter-Wave Transformer 72
    2.6 Generator and Load Mismatches 76
    2.7 Lossy Transmission Lines 78
    2.8 Transients on Transmission Lines 85

    3 TRANSMISSION LINES AND WAVEGUIDES 95
    3.1 General Solutions for TEM, TE, and TM Waves 96
    3.2 Parallel Plate Waveguide 102
    3.3 Rectangular Waveguide 110
    3.4 Circular Waveguide 121
    3.5 Coaxial Line 130
    3.6 Surface Waves on a Grounded Dielectric Sheet 135
    3.7 Stripline 141
    3.8 Microstrip Line 147
    3.9 The Transverse Resonance Technique 153
    3.10 Wave Velocities and Dispersion 154
    3.11 Summary of Transmission Lines and Waveguides 157

    4 MICROWAVE NETWORK ANALYSIS 165
    4.1 Impedance and Equivalent Voltages and Currents 166
    4.2 Impedance and Admittance Matrices 174
    4.3 The Scattering Matrix 178
    4.4 The Transmission (ABCD) Matrix 188
    4.5 Signal Flow Graphs 194
    4.6 Discontinuities and Modal Analysis 203
    4.7 Excitation of Waveguides—Electric and Magnetic Currents 210
    4.8 Excitation of Waveguides—Aperture Coupling 215

    5 IMPEDANCE MATCHING AND TUNING 228
    5.1 Matching with Lumped Elements (L Networks) 229
    5.2 Single-Stub Tuning 234
    5.3 Double-Stub Tuning 241
    5.4 The Quarter-Wave Transformer 246
    5.5 The Theory of Small Reflections 250
    5.6 Binomial Multisection Matching Transformers 252
    5.7 Chebyshev Multisection Matching Transformers 256
    5.8 Tapered Lines 261
    5.9 The Bode–Fano Criterion 266

    6 MICROWAVE RESONATORS 272
    6.1 Series and Parallel Resonant Circuits 272
    6.2 Transmission Line Resonators 278
    6.3 Rectangular Waveguide Cavity Resonators 284
    6.4 Circular Waveguide Cavity Resonators 288
    6.5 Dielectric Resonators 293
    6.6 Excitation of Resonators 297
    6.7 Cavity Perturbations 306

    7 POWER DIVIDERS AND DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS 317
    7.1 Basic Properties of Dividers and Couplers 317
    7.2 The T-Junction Power Divider 324
    7.3 The Wilkinson Power Divider 328
    7.4 Waveguide Directional Couplers 333
    7.5 The Quadrature (90?) Hybrid 343
    7.6 Coupled Line Directional Couplers 347
    7.7 The Lange Coupler 359
    7.8 The 180? Hybrid 362
    7.9 Other Couplers 372

    8 MICROWAVE FILTERS 380
    8.1 Periodic Structures 381
    8.2 Filter Design by the Image Parameter Method 388
    8.3 Filter Design by the Insertion Loss Method 399
    8.4 Filter Transformations 408
    8.5 Filter Implementation 415
    8.6 Stepped-Impedance Low-Pass Filters 422
    8.7 Coupled Line Filters 426
    8.8 Filters Using Coupled Resonators 437

    9 THEORY AND DESIGN OF FERRIMAGNETIC COMPONENTS 451
    9.1 Basic Properties of Ferrimagnetic Materials 452
    9.2 Plane Wave Propagation in a Ferrite Medium 465
    9.3 Propagation in a Ferrite-Loaded Rectangular Waveguide 471
    9.4 Ferrite Isolators 475
    9.5 Ferrite Phase Shifters 482
    9.6 Ferrite Circulators 487

    10 NOISE AND NONLINEAR DISTORTION 496
    10.1 Noise in Microwave Circuits 496
    10.2 Noise Figure 502
    10.3 Nonlinear Distortion 511
    10.4 Dynamic Range 519

    11 ACTIVE RF AND MICROWAVE DEVICES 524
    11.1 Diodes and Diode Circuits 525
    11.2 Bipolar Junction Transistors 540
    11.3 Field Effect Transistors 543
    11.4 Microwave Integrated Circuits 547
    11.5 Microwave Tubes 552

    12 MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER DESIGN 558
    12.1 Two-Port Power Gains 558
    12.2 Stability 564
    12.3 Single-Stage Transistor Amplifier Design 571
    12.4 Broadband Transistor Amplifier Design 585
    12.5 Power Amplifiers 596

    13 OSCILLATORS AND MIXERS 604
    13.1 RF Oscillators 605
    13.2 Microwave Oscillators 613
    13.3 Oscillator Phase Noise 622
    13.4 Frequency Multipliers 627
    13.5 Mixers 637

    14 INTRODUCTION TO MICROWAVE SYSTEMS 658
    14.1 System Aspects of Antennas 658
    14.2 Wireless Communications 671
    14.3 Radar Systems 690
    14.4 Radiometer Systems 696
    14.5 Microwave Propagation 701
    14.6 Other Applications and Topics 705

    APPENDICES 712

    A Prefixes 713
    B Vector Analysis 713
    C Bessel Functions 715
    D Other Mathematical Results 718
    E Physical Constants 718
    F Conductivities for Some Materials 719
    G Dielectric Constants and Loss Tangents for Some Materials 719
    H Properties of Some Microwave Ferrite Materials 720
    I Standard Rectangular Waveguide Data 720
    J Standard Coaxial Cable Data 721

    ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS 722

    INDEX 725
     
    Recommended by jasonRF

    Third edition is less expensive - https://www.amazon.com/Microwave-Engineering-David-M-Pozar/dp/0471448788/
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2

    mheslep

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    My version is a couple additions ago. I found the text useful especially for stripline work.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2013 #3

    jasonRF

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    I know the first version quite well and highly recommend it. It was an optional book when I took an undergrad level microwave engineering course. Pozar does a great job with just about every aspect of the book: topic selection, presentation style, and level of analysis. Most of the results are derived (yes, with some exceptions like impedances of microstrip, etc.) and I feel like anyone who works through Pozar will have a working knowledge of microwave engineering. The main "competitor" with this book is "foundations for microwave engineering" by Collin. Collin is more rigorous in many ways and I find it to be quite good if you are looking for certain detailed derivations, but even sections that are not highly mathematical are not as clear as Pozar (and I am a fan of Collins books). If given a choice, I would chose Pozar every time.

    The primary prerequisite is intermediate level electromagnetic theory (either physics or ee version) and the associated math.

    jason
     
  5. Aug 24, 2013 #4
    I have been very interested in RF microwave. I have so many books on this. Pozar is the best outright. It is not an easy book, but easy just don't cut it in RF if you want to truly understand it.
     
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