There has been rapid development in radio frequency (RF) and microwave technologies during the past decade. RF and microwave wireless applications have been and continue to be among the hottest growth areas. Some of the expanding activities in these fields include wireless communications (mobile, cellular, and satellite), wireless sensors, local area networks, remote control and identification, global positioning systems (GPS), and intelligent highway and vehicle systems (IHVS). The Encyclopedia is intended to serve as a compendium of theory, design methods, applications, overview, and future trends of technologies. Each article is a self-contained unit and is written for both non-specialists and specialists. Some overlap among articles is allowed for easy study. It is hoped that this Encyclopedia will provide useful information for technicians, students, professors, engineers, managers, and researchers in today's rapidly changing high-frequency technologies. The Encyclopedia consists of six volumes. The articles include an overview of each subject, followed by in-depth descriptions of important theory, technology developments, and applications. Each article includes a list of references for further study. Some articles are adapted from the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Most of these articles have been revised and updated.
Among the major topics are the following:
September 13, 2010