Term of Award

Spring 2016

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 of Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Sungkyun Lim

Committee Member 1

Mohammad Ahad

Committee Member 2

Fernando Rios-Gutierrez


The development of the wireless sensor network creates convenience among everyone’s life. People can remotely get the sensor value without heavy wiring and therefore, it reduces the cost in many aspects. The radio-frequency identification (RFID) is also playing a big role in our modern life. This type of radio wave communication technology is popularly used in many industrial and commercial area. However, these wireless technologies are relatively new and have more potentials to be discovered. In this thesis, a frequency tunable antenna is proposed for the wireless sensor network communication to avoid signal scattering effect and some dedicated antenna designs are proposed for the ultra-high frequency (UHF) passive RFID applications in emergency kit detection and smart road information fetching. All antenna designs are using the method of increasing the antenna radiation resistance so to guarantee the functionality.