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Remote Sensing 2013, 5(2), 808-809; doi:10.3390/rs5020808
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This practical resource provides a current and comprehensive treatment of GPS/GNSS antennas, taking into account modernized systems and new and developing applications. The book presents a number of key applications, describing corresponding receiver architectures and antenna details. You find important discussions on antenna characteristics, including theory of operation, gain, bandwidth, polarization, phase center, mutual coupling effects, and integration with active components.
Moreover, you get expert guidance on the design of adaptive arrays and signal processing techniques used to mitigate interference such as jamming. Addressing critical GNSS antenna high precision requirements, this in-depth book explains the relationships between antenna gain, satellite visibility, geometric dilution of precision, and the carrier-to-noise density ratio. The book delineates requirements for both dual-band and tri-band antennas.
You get detailed coverage of a wide range of antenna designs, including microstrip patch, quadrafilar helix, axial mode helix, spiral, inverted L, and planar inverted F antennas. Moreover, you find a discussion on new magnetic “metamaterial” substrates and other dielectric substrate materials. Further, this comprehensive book presents designs for very compact GNSS antennas for personal handheld devices and automobiles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to GNSS Antenna Performance Parameters
Chapter 2. FRPAs and High-Gain Directional Antennas
Chapter 3. Multiband, Handset, and Active GNSS Antennas
Chapter 4. Adaptive GPS Antennas
Chapter 5. Ground Plane, Aircraft Fuselage, and Other Platform Effects on GPS Antennas
Chapter 6. Measurement of the Characteristics of GNSS Antennas
Chapter 7. Antennas and Site Considerations for Precise Applications
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- 1.The website for this book is: http://www.artechhouse.com/International/Books/GPSGNSS-Antennas-1239.aspx