Hunter, Ian C. School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
Bakr, Mustafa S. School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Radio Design Ltd, United Kingdom.
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- Microwave propagation
- Applications of microwaves
- Microwave transmission lines
- Microwave communication systems
- Microwave filters
- Microwave integrated circuits
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Electromagnetic energy with wavelengths in free space ranging roughly from 0.1 to 100 cm, with corresponding frequencies ranging from 0.3 to 300 gigahertz (GHz). On the electromagnetic spectrum, microwaves represent the frequency band between radio waves and infrared light (Fig. 1). Microwave wavelengths on the order of millimeters are more specifically called millimeter (mm) waves. See also: Electromagnetic radiation; Electromagnetism; Frequency (wave motion); Light; Infrared radiation; Submillimeter-wave technology; Wave (physics); Wave motion; Wavelength
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