Remote Sensing 2013, 5(2), 808-809; doi:10.3390/rs5020808

New Book Received
GPS/GNSS Antennas. By B. Rama Rao, W. Kunysz, R. Fante and K. McDonald, Artech House, 2012; 420 Pages. Price £109.00, ISBN 978-1-59693-150-3
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland; E-Mail: lin@mdpi.com
Received: 1 February 2013 / Accepted: 1 February 2013 / Published: 5 February 2013

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1].

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

  • Preface

  • 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

  • About the Authors

  • Index

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