Term of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
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Department

Department of Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Sungkyun Lim

Committee Member 1

Mohammad Ahad

Committee Member 2

Raymond Chong

Abstract

Electromagnetic solutions are becoming more needed as time goes on in order to make life easier through the use of mobility, functionality, and ease of use. Therefore the need to develop methods to different problems for antenna design is needed. This can be realized through size reduction, and developing new ways of designing an antenna using geometry to avoid the need for other necessary components such as power baluns, 90 degree phase shifters, and also saving on space.

There are also many problems that arise in the biomedical field that require engineering solutions. This requires for designing systems that will work with different types of patients, with different levels of technical experience, as well as developing systems that are easier for measurement purposes. This thesis explores antenna design procedures of miniaturization of a circularly polarized log periodic dipole array antenna, followed by the elimination for the need of 2 feeds to achieve circular polarization, and finally the design of a 50 ohm version of the antenna. The thesis will also cover antenna design implementation for ECG measurements, replacing the need for wires, and also the implementation of a 1 step solution for EEG measurements collection and delivery to researchers studying Parkinson’s disease, with little work needed by the patients.

Research Data and Supplementary Material

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