OGS-2 optical telescope dome. Credits: NASA

Smart Spectrum from Space with Geoff Varrall

What did Galileo and Karl Jansky have in common? In 1610, Galileo looked up at the stars through his latest invention, a prototype for the modern day refractor telescope. In 1931 Karl Jansky accidentally discovered radio astronomy when investigating background static on Bell Labs short wave transatlantic radio phone service. Radio astronomers explore the outer …

Antenna-on-Chip: Design, Challenges, and Opportunities with Hammad M. Cheema, Fatima Khalid, and Atif Shamim

Find a deeper understanding of cutting-edge technology in exciting new book Antennas, the ubiquitous components enabling all wireless communication systems have predominantly been seen as components that are outside the chipsets connected either through printed-circuit boards or external connectors. However, the continuous push towards higher frequencies and the unprecedented advancements in semiconductor technology in the …

Transmission media: microwave, millimeter-wave, THz wave, and lightwave in fibers with Tetsuya Kawanishi

Wired and Wireless Seamless Access Systems for Public Infrastructure by Tetsuya Kawanishi provides comprehensive and detailed information on wired and wireless seamless access systems consisting of a wide variety of transmission media such as microwave, millimeter-wave, THz wave, and lightwave in fibers. The wired and wireless seamless access system can be used in transportation infrastructures, …

Space Microelectronics: A Deep Dive with Anatoly Belous, Vitali Saladukha, and Siarhei Shvedau

The Space Microelectronics book set is a comprehensive focuses on the study of modern spacecraft, including their classification, packaging and protection, design versions, launch failure and accident analysis, and the main requirements of electronic components used as well as details about the integrated circuit design for space applications. Read on for a thorough introduction to …

Cryptography 101: From Theory to Practice with Rolf Oppliger

This book provides a comprehensive introduction into cryptography and the current state of the art. It starts with an overview about cryptography as a field of study and the various unkeyed, secret key, and public key cryptosystems that are available, and it then delves more deeply into the technical details of the systems. The goal …

Examining Machine Learning Applications in Electromagnetics and Antenna Array Processing with Manel Martínez-Ramón, Arjun Gupta, José Luis Rojo-Álvarez, and Christos Christodoulou

This book is intended to be a practical guide for students, engineers, and researchers in electromagnetics with minimal background in machine learning.  The book contains 9 chapters and is broken into two main parts.  Part I contains the first five chapters  that cover the theoretical principles of  the most common machine learning architectures and algorithms …

Investigating High-Thoroughput Satellites with Hector Fenech

The satellite communication landscape is evolving. The traditional services are not sustaining the growth that the space industry is used to, and new services are showing new promises. Broadband access is such an area encompassing two main applications, namely fixed broadband and mobile broadband. In these days where economics are becoming the deciding factor in …

The Importance of Everything New in Radio Waves and Propagation Fundamentals with Artem Saakian

Radio Wave Propagation Fundamentals, Second Edition is the newest edition of the book written for senior undergraduate and entry level graduate students specializing in antennas, propagation and radio links design; it may be used by researchers, professional engineers and practitioners in those areas of theory, design and technology as a valuable source of reference. The …

PCB Design Guide to Via and Trace Currents and Temperatures Douglas Brooks and Johannes Adam

We have assembled 20-plus years of knowledge into these pages. Starting with a historical background, this book covers: (a) PCB materials (copper and dielectrics) and the role they play in the heating and cooling of traces; (b) The IPC curves found in IPC 2152 along with equations and simulations that fit those curves; (c) Sensitivity …