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

Rami Haddad

Committee Member 2

Mohammad Ahad


With the advancement, availability, and the convenience of wireless technologies wireless networks are becoming common practice for households and companies. There is an inherent need to maintain these wireless networks secure because of personal or sensitive material that is transmitted over wireless mediums. Novel antenna designs that reduce the antenna size allow for uses in both the medical and cybersecurity domains. A wireless security zone can be created if directional wide beamwidth antennas are placed in an outward facing manner transmitting noise, then the area inside the outward facing antennas will be secure due to the fact that any intruder would only be able to detect the noise or false data. Continued security improvements can be made by controlling the internal network coverage area with directional antennas and variable use of transmitted power. The results are conclusive with the testing that has been done to ensure a secure wireless network.

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