Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE EXISTENCE OF microwaves was first postulated by James Clerk Maxwell in 1864 and confirmed by the experiments of Heinrich Hertz some 20 years later. Microwaves are subdivided into categories as listed in Table 1 . Designation Wavelength Lband 15 cm–30 cm S band 8 cm–15 cm C band 3.75 cm–8 cm Xband 2.50 cm–3.76 cm Ku band 1.7 cm–2.50 cm K band ...