• S. Drabowitch
  • A. Papiernik
  • H. D. Griffiths
  • J. Encinas
  • B. L. Smith


We have chosen to present the theoretical foundations of electromagnetic radiation by means of the plane wave spectrum method, which makes use of the two-dimensional Fourier transform. This powerful method leads to relatively simple expressions for the far-field radiation from plane apertures and from elementary dipoles. These expressions will be used in Chapters 3, 5 and 6 to study antennas in transmission, antennas of simple geometry and printed antennas.


Electromagnetic Field Spectral Domain Tangential Field Elementary Wave Stationary Phase Method 
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Further Reading

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    Balanis, C.A., Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, Wiley, New York, 1989.Google Scholar
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    Benson, F.A. and Benson, T.M., Fields, Waves and Transmission Lines, Chapman & Hall, London, 1991.Google Scholar
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    Booker, H.G. and Clemmow, P.C., ‘The concept of an angular spectrum of plane waves, and its relation to that of polar diagram and aperture distribution’, Proc. IEE, Vol. 97, Pt. III, ppl 1–17, January 1950.Google Scholar
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    Clarke, R.H. and Brown, J., Diffraction Theory and Antennas, Ellis Horwood, 1980.Google Scholar
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    Collin, R.E., Antennas and Radiowave Propagation, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1985.Google Scholar
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    Collin, R.E. and Zucker, F.J. (eds), Antenna Theory, Parts 1 and 2, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969.Google Scholar
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    Harrington, R.F., Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields, IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory, 2001.Google Scholar
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    Jordan, E.C. and Balmain, K.G., Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1968.Google Scholar
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    Jull, E.V., Aperture Antennas and Diffraction Theory, Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1981.Google Scholar
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    Kraus, J.D. and Carver, K.R., Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1973.Google Scholar
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    Ramo, S., Whinnery, J.R. and van Duzer, T., Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, Wiley, New York, 1984.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Drabowitch
    • 1
  • A. Papiernik
    • 2
  • H. D. Griffiths
    • 3
  • J. Encinas
    • 4
  • B. L. Smith
    • 5
  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’ElectricitéFrance
  2. 2.University of Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.University College LondonUK
  4. 4.Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de ParisFrance
  5. 5.AlcatelParisFrance

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