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Professor Da-Gang Fang was born in Shanghai, China, in 1937. He graduated from the graduate school of Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1966. From 1980 to 1982,
he was a visiting scholar at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), and the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada).
Since 1986, he has been a Professor at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), Nanjing, China. Since 1987, he has been a Visiting Professor with six universities in Canada and in Hong Kong.
He has authored and co-authored two books, two book chapters, and more than 360 papers. He is also the owner of three patents.
His research interests include computational electromagnetics, microwave integrated circuits and antennas, and EM scattering.
Prof. Fang is a Fellow of IEEE and CIE (Chinese Institute of Electronics), an associate editor of two Chinese journals, and is on the Editorial or Review Board of several international and Chinese journals.
He was TPC chair of ICMC 1992, vice general chair of PIERS 2004, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of six international conferences, TPC co-chair of APMC 2005, and general co-chair of ICMMT 2008.
He was also the recipient of the National Outstanding Teacher Award and People’s Teacher Medal, and the Provincial Outstanding Teacher Award. His name was listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World (1995) and in the International Biographical Association Directory (1995).
There are many excellent textbooks and handbooks on antenna theory and design. Recently, due to the increasing importance of microstrip antennas, several excellent textbooks and handbooks on them have been published and this topic has become a separate course.
The purpose of this book is to serve either as a textbook to cover both antenna fundamentals and microstrip antennas or a self-study book for those attempting to plunge into this area.
This book tries to make a good balance between the antenna fundamentals and microstrip antennas. For the full-wave analysis and optimization of antenna designs,
there are many excellent books on computational electromagnetics and especially several powerful commercial software packages are available.
This book is devoted to the introduction of techniques useful for the effective application of the software. A spectral-domain approach is an important tool in analyzing the microstrip structures including the microstrip antennas, near-field measurement, and high-frequency method.
This book gives a systematic introduction to this approach. The main purpose of introducing this approach is not for numerical computation but for the understanding of some significant concepts.
The literature on antennas is vast and there are a variety of mathematical formalisms and numerical schemes, which often intimidate those who attempt to enter this field.
In universities, it is a great challenge for professors to cover sufficient fundamentals with reasonably in-depth practical knowledge in a one-term course.
In industry, one may find it hard to get a general understanding of the field before engaging in any specialized techniques.
I believe that a concise and readable book, with both scope and depth, theoretical background, application materials, and recent progress will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of books on this subject.
In this book, the presentation principle is to explain profound and abstract concepts in simple and concise terms.
I tried to organize the contents logically and uniformly to lead the readers to draw inferences about other cases from one instance.
Problems and answers provide a necessary supplement to the text and are used as an instrument to help the readers to gain insights and to facilitate understanding of the subtle points, the usefulness of the principles, and the techniques discussed in the text.
This book includes my teaching and research experiences in this area for many years. Moreover, this book contains some recent developments including our own research results published in international journals.
The contents of this book have been used as teaching materials at Laval University (Canada) in 1987 and in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) in 2002 and in Nanjing University of Science and Technology for more than a decade.
For the senior undergraduate-level courses (two credits), the materials in Chapter 1 through Chapter 3 should be covered.
The materials in Chapter 4 through Chapter 6 are suitable for a graduate-level course with two credits and those in Chapter 4 through Chapter 8 are suitable for a graduate course with three credits.
I have benefited from many experts through their excellent books and papers. I would like to express my sincere thanks to them, especially to Professors C. A. Balanis,
W. L. Stutzman and G. A. Thiele, R. S. Elliot, R. E. Collin, and F. J. Zucker, and S. M. Lin for their antenna books; J. A. Kong, N. H. Fang for their electromagnetic theory books;
K. F. Lee and W. Chen, S. S. Zhong for their microstrip antenna books; R. H. Clarke, J. Brown and E. V. Jull for their diffraction theory book; Y. R. Samii and E. Michielssen for their genetic algorithm book;
Q. J. Zhang and K. C. Gupta for their neural network book; J. Litva and T. K. Y. Lo for their digital beamforming book; G. Y. Zhang for his phased array antenna book;
Y. L. Chow, my former mentor when I was a visiting scholar at the University of Waterloo in 1981, for his deep insight into the complicated electromagnetic phenomena and his fuzzy electromagnetics which have been giving me a lot of enlightenment;
G. Y. Delisle, my former mentor when I was a visiting scholar at Laval University in 1980, for his continuous help and support during the past years;
R. Mittra, K. A. Michalski and J. R. Mosig, J. W. Bandler, E. K. Miller, C. H. Chan, K. M. Luk, E. K. N. Yung, J. Huang, K. L. Wu, W.P. Huang, D. M. Fu, and R. S. Chen for their papers.
Professor N. H. Fang, as the reviewer of this book, gave many invaluable comments on both the scientific content and the writing and Paul Bulger from the United States and project editor Karen Simon from Taylor & Francis Group did the final polishing; I gratefully acknowledge their contributions.
The guidance and support from my former supervisor, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science Professor P. D. Ye and Academician of Chinese Academy of Science Professor S. G. Liu, and Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering Professor G. Y. Zhang and Professor Z. L. Sun are also very much appreciated. I also wish to thank my graduate students who attended my course.
Their active feedback, suggestions, and corrections to the manuscripts, especially careful proofreading by Y. Lu, were very helpful.
Some of them made important contributions to the research work involved in this book. I especially would name J. J. Yang, W. X. Sheng, Y. P. Xi, L. P. Shen, Y. X. Sun, Y. Ding, L. L. Wang, R. Zhang, C. Z. Luan, B. Chen,
H. Wang, X. G. Chen, Y. Xiong, L. Zhao, W. M. Zhang, G. R. Zhou, N. Shahid, N. N. Feng, H. Q. Tao, G. B. Han, F. Ling, Y. M. Tao, K. Sha, Z. Li, Y. X. Guo, Y. Xu, Y. J. Zhou, J. Chen, C. Zhang, X. J. Zhang, W. M. Yu, J. S. Xu, and Y. Guo.
Mr. W. M. Yu undertook the heavy-duty of drawing all the figures and doing most of the typing. Without his effective help, this book could not have been completed so easily.
The support from the Ministry of Education through its listing of this book in the nationally scheduled textbooks, from the Bureau of Education in Jiangsu Province through its awarding of the antenna course as a Provincial Distinguished Graduate Course, and the financial support from the graduate school,
the division of education and the division of international exchanges and cooperation of our University, the support from Professor Z. Liu, the Dean of School of Electronic Engineering and Optoelectronic Technology, and from the Defense Key Antenna and Microwave Laboratory through the grants:
00JS07.1.IBQ0201 and 51437080104BQ0206 are also very much acknowledged. My wife, a physician, took care of my health and almost all family chores, in addition to her own busy practice to support my writing.
I wish the publication of this book would partly pay back my debt of gratitude to her.
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