Holidays are coming and, if you are looking for gifts for yourself or for somebody else, there are some amazing resources that will learn you more about antenna engineering.
Practical Antenna Handbook by Joseph J. Carr and George W. Hippisley
This is a 2011 guide in antennas that will explain the concepts briefly and comprehensibly. The book is available on Amazon and bookstores for around £40.
In the fifth edition of the book, authors explain the theoretical concepts as well as offer a unique look into how you can apply the theory into practice.
Antenna Handbook: Theory, Applications, and Design by S. W. Lee and Y.T. Lo
This is a great book for someone who already knows the basics but finds that the intermediate concepts are still a bit tough to understand. In addition to the review of the theories, the authors look to illustrate the practical implications. The book is available for around £60.
Antenna Engineering Handbook by John Volakis
This is a classic book that has first been released 30 years ago. In 2018, this will already be the fifth edition of the handbook. Professors use it extensively in classrooms and auditoriums for one reason – the incredible versatility of the book. However, at £127, it’s the highest price tag item not only in this list but also among most antenna engineering resources.
But we may confirm that it is all worth it. Not only have over 75 top scientists and engineers contributed to the chapters in this book, the handbook has been updated to include all the latest technologies and systems.
If you find that self-study is not something that comes easy to use, you can apply for an Oxford University course. This is not a cheap, resource, however which will empty your wallet by exactly £895. This is a two day course that will review the theories behind transmission lines, analyze balun and impedance-matching techniques while Day two will focus on practical applications. For example, how you can make antenna small to apply for LAN and Bluetooth technologies.