Term of Award

Summer 2017

Degree Name

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

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

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Department of Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Sungkyun Lim

Committee Member 1

Mohammad Ahad

Committee Member 2

Rami Haddad


The designs of conformal and wideband antennas are becoming more desirable as wireless technology is advancing every day and urge for compact, multifunctional and robust antenna design is more than ever before. In this thesis, new designs for multi-functional wideband circularly polarized antennas have been proposed to meet the demands of current wireless systems. First, as a ground work, the design of a compact-sized wideband antenna using a hexagonal slot is investigated. Circularly polarized radiation is also implemented to increase the functionality of the wideband antenna. In addition, another new design of wideband CP antenna with high-gain capability is proposed. All the designs demonstrate decent 3-dB beam-width along with good realized gain. Finally, propagation modeling for 2.4 GHz and 60 GHz are investigated and measured results are compared with the simulations.

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