When Artech House authors write their books, we ask them what they want their readers to get out of the project. In this series, we show you what our authors, in their own words, wish to impart upon readers. Gregory Bonaguide, author of Polarization in Electromagnetic Systems, Second Edition, describes what his book is about:
VNA Applications Handbook provides the RF/microwave engineer or lab technician with guidelines for performing a wide variety of VNA measurements. Leveraging 60 years of VNA applications experience, Greg and Neil explain the capabilities (and limitations) of modern Vector Network Analyzers in the context of challenging real-world applications. Organized by topic, the busy reader can focus on chapters covering his particular measurement challenge(s). Each chapter provides insights for optimizing test setups and instrument settings, making accurate measurements and, equally important, avoiding costly mistakes. Application topics include linear and non-linear measurements of passive and active devices, frequency converting devices, and special considerations for high-power, high-gain, and pulsed devices. The important topics of Signal Integrity and time-domain reflectometry are covered, as well as emerging applications at millimeter-wave frequencies driven by 5G and automotive radar. Waveguide is presented with emphasis on understanding guided-wave propagation and the associated calculations required for creating calibration standards. Each application is supported by illustrations that help explain key concepts and VNA screenshots are used to show both expected and, in some cases, unexpected results.
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