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


Current trend of wireless communication favors compact systems that are multi-functional. Therefore, the need to design and implement miniaturized, wideband antennas is realized. Common wideband antenna elements are not suitable for modern wireless communication systems due to their large, bulky structure and relatively low gain. This thesis explores design methods to miniaturize a conventional wideband antenna while maximizing its directivity at the same time. On the basis of this method, a wideband, high gain, pattern re-configurable antenna and an enhanced bandwidth and realized gain planar bowtie antenna are designed. Finally, current research will be summarized and new directions for research will be discussed.