IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Journal description

Covers all areas relating to antenna theory, design, and practice; propagation, including theory, effects, and system considerations; analytical and computational electromagnetics, scattering, diffraction, and radar cross sections; and all relationships of these areas to applications, including telecommunications, broadcasting, electromagnetic effects in systems, and design and measurement techniques.

Current impact factor: 1.32

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.319
2013 Impact Factor 1.152
2012 Impact Factor 1.18
2011 Impact Factor 0.968
2010 Impact Factor 0.855
2009 Impact Factor 1.193
2008 Impact Factor 1.312
2007 Impact Factor 0.95
2006 Impact Factor 0.873
2005 Impact Factor 0.905
2004 Impact Factor 1.154
2003 Impact Factor 0.831
2002 Impact Factor 0.625
2001 Impact Factor 0.93
2000 Impact Factor 0.717
1999 Impact Factor 0.972
1998 Impact Factor 0.588
1997 Impact Factor 0.852

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.36
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.11
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.77
Website IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine website
Other titles IEEE antennas & propagation magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers antennas & propagation magazine, Antennas & propagation magazine, IEEE antennas and propagation magazine, Antennas and propagation magazine, AP-S magazine, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society magazine
ISSN 1045-9243
OCLC 20287815
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This article presents the design, simulation, manufacturing, and testing of textile patch antennas for spacesuit applications at the frequency 2.45 GHz. Antennas are designed for dispersed placement on two suit prototypes, NDX-1 and NDX-2, both external to the suit and mounted on the inner wall of a removable, thermal layer. Movement of the wearer, along with the necessity of compact transport and the harsh conditions of the extraterrestrial environment, call for durable and flexible antenna materials. Nickel-copper ripstop was selected as the best material for the patch and ground, and layered ultrafirm fabric stabilizer was used for the dielectric. Spray adhesive joined the patch to substrate to ground. Several rounds of antenna design and manufacture were carried out to create the best-performing design. This design of this patch is 52.122-mm long, 58.375-mm wide, with substrate dimensions of 127.52 mm x 127.52 mm, with a height of 1.6 mm. Simulation and experimental results, including co- and cross-polarization patterns in the E- and H-plane and return loss for planar and conformal antenna configurations are presented and discussed. Results indicate that minimal antenna flexure (radius = 101.6 mm) slightly degrades antenna performance and causes a shift in resonant frequency up to 0.02 GHz. Increased flexure (down to a 43.2-mm radius), did not significantly alter radiation patterns or return loss. Extreme bending (<43.2-mm radius), while not quantified in this article, resulted in severely degraded performance, thus placement of antennas on the suit must limit antenna flexure to ensure desired performance.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):1-1. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453890
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    ABSTRACT: Analyzing antennas and scatterers in electromagnetics usually involves evaluating far-field radiation and scattering patterns. For problems involving objects, a few wavelengths to an extent, the computing time needed to evaluate a far field is usually much less than that needed to find the source distribution on that object. As the object size increases, however, the time required to obtain the far field can become significant, especially for a monostatic scattering pattern where a new source distribution occurs for each incidence angle or for the radiation and receiving patterns of large complex objects. This is especially the case if the far field is to be sampled finely enough in angle to ensure that important features of the pattern are not missed.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):1-1. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453920
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents simulation results for characterizing an 11 x 11 antenna array using phaseless planar near-field technique. The outcomes of this analysis show that with the help of the well-known iterative Fourier transform and with minimal a priori information, the far-field pattern of the antenna, even with beam steering, can be reconstructed well.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):129-133. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453914
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    ABSTRACT: Reports research and development in the area of magnetic skyrmions.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):120-145. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453882
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    ABSTRACT: Three-dimensional (3-D) MATLAB-based codes are developed for radar cross-section (RCS) modeling and simulation (MODSIM) using method of moments (MoM) and finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) approaches. Any object can realistically and comparatively be investigated.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):122-148. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453918
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):6-10. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2456890
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    ABSTRACT: Lists educational courses and resources pertinent to the APS Society.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):149-150. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453911
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    ABSTRACT: Presents information on upcoming APS Society meetings.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):147-148. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453879
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    ABSTRACT: A detailed overview of various design methodologies and enabling technologies for beam-scanning reflectarray antennas is presented in this article. Numerous advantages of reflectarrays over reflectors and phased arrays are delineated, and representative beam-scanning reflectarray antenna designs are reviewed. For limited field-of-view beam-scanning systems, utilizing the reflector nature of the reflectarray antenna and the feed-tuning technique can provide a simple solution with good performance. On the other hand, for applications where wideangle scan coverage is required, utilizing the array nature of the reflectarray and the aperture phase-tuning approach are the more suitable choices. There are various enabling technologies available for both design methodologies, making them a suitable choice for the new generation of high-speed, high-gain beam-scanning antennas.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 08/2015; 57(4):32-47. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2453883
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    ABSTRACT: Movement detection of human body segments is a fertile research topic in human-computer interaction, as well as in medical and entertainment applications. In spite of the fact that most of the current methods to track motion are based on optoelectronic systems and wearable inertial sensors, promising solutions could spring from the application of passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. When the human body's limbs move within an electromagnetic field radiated by an interrogating antenna, a movement-dependent modulation of the backscattered field is sensed by the remote receiver. The collected signals, properly conditioned by wearable electromagnetic markers (tags), may therefore carry intrinsic information about human motion.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2015; 57(3):23-37. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2437274
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    ABSTRACT: In this article, a novel method for the design of wideband tapered-slot antennas (TSAs) using substrate-integrated waveguide (SIW) technology is proposed. The proposed procedure includes modeling of TSAs by step lines, which are terminated in intrinsic impedance of free space, along with applying the theory of small reflections. To provide insight into the radiation mechanism of the designed antennas, the method is discussed in detail. Employing the proposed method, an initial antenna is designed with a central frequency of 37.5 GHz. This antenna, which is implemented on a single-layer substrate, is compact in size and has satisfying radiation characteristics. It provides 75% fractional bandwidth from 25 to over 55 GHz, with the peak gain variations between 2 and 5 dB in its operating band. To further verify the design principle, the proposed antenna is redesigned for a central frequency of 14 GHz, and its prototype is fabricated. The comparison of the simulated and measured results confirms the accuracy of the proposed method.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2015; 57(3):60-70. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2437280
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    ABSTRACT: A modified U-slot patch antenna (MUSA) is proposed in this article to provide a compact radiating structure with reduced cross-polarization effects when compared with the standard U-slot geometry while assuring an adequate bandwidth percentage between 15 and 20. A synthesis procedure is outlined for the proposed antenna configuration, and it is assessed both numerically and experimentally at different frequencies between 1 and 10 GHz for different dielectric substrates.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2015; 57(3):71-80. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2437284
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    ABSTRACT: The covariance matrix adaptation evolutionary strategy (CMA-ES) is explored here as an improved alternative to well-established algorithms used in electromagnetic (EM) optimization. In the past, methods such as the genetic algorithm (GA), particle swarm optimization (PSO), and differential evolution (DE) have commonly been used for EM design. In this article, we examine and compare the performance of CMA-ES, PSO, and DE when applied to test functions and several challenging EM design problems. Of particular interest is demonstrating the ability of the relatively new CMA-ES to more quickly and more reliably find acceptable solutions compared with those of the more classical optimization strategies. In addition, it will be shown that due to its self-adaptive scheme, CMA-ES is a more user-friendly algorithm that requires less knowledge of the problem for preoptimization configuration.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2015; 57(3):48-59. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2437277
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    ABSTRACT: In recent times, wireless nonradiative energy transfer has elicited considerable research interest. Its varied applications range from contactless battery charging and power delivery to sensors, near-field communications, and radio-frequency identification (RFID). Antenna performance plays a key role in the successful deployment of a wireless energy transfer strategy. This article presents an integrated survey of metrics and methods that have been employed to evaluate and improve antenna performance in nonradiative energy transfer schemes.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2015; 57(3):16-22. DOI:10.1109/MAP.2015.2437281