1. Introduction

  1. Hubregt J. Visser

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944751.ch1

Antenna Theory and Applications

Antenna Theory and Applications

How to Cite

Visser, H. J. (2012) Introduction, in Antenna Theory and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119944751.ch1

Author Information

  1. Holst Centre/imec, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119990253

Online ISBN: 9781119944751



  • aperture antenna;
  • dipole antenna;
  • electromagnetic radiation;
  • loop antennas;
  • radio frequency (RF)


The modern wireless engineer needs to have a basic understanding of antenna theory. This chapter starts with the early history of antennas. It presents a brief overview of electromagnetic radiation and dipole antenna radiation. The chapter deals with the modern history of antennas. It discusses frequency spectrum and antenna types such as dipole antenna, loop antennas, aperture antenna and modern antennas. The chapter provides an overview of how the other chapters of the book are organised.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

aperture antennas; dipole antennas; electromagnetic waves; loop antennas; radiofrequency identification