Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Devendra K. Misra

Published Online: 25 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471653764.ch1

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2004) Introduction, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471653764.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471478737

Online ISBN: 9780471653769

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Keywords:

  • frequency bands;
  • sky wave;
  • line-of-sight propagation;
  • microwave applications;
  • transmitter;
  • receiver;
  • digital modulation;
  • demodulation

Summary

This chapter presents an overview of the RF technology. The frequency-band designations are tabulated and various modes of propagation of waves in space are summarized. Active and passive devices used in the microwave frequency band are listed and selected applications of the solid-state devices are tabulated. Selected applications of microwave technology are summarized. Various kinds of transmission lines used at microwave frequencies are described. This chapter concludes with a section on the transmitter and receiver architectures.