Term of Award

Fall 2018

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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Committee Chair

Sungkyun Lim

Committee Member 1

Rami Haddad

Committee Member 2

Mohammad Ahad

Abstract

Electronic sizes are constantly decreasing. The need for smaller communication systems is at an all-time high. The antenna is a major part of wireless communication systems, so the need for smaller antennas is also paramount. Electrically-small antennas are the solution to this problem. Electrically-small antennas have many inherent limitations. In this thesis, a comprehensive background on electrically-small antennas is conducted to illustrate the common design limitations that face electrically-small antennas. Three novel, size-reduced antennas are presented in this thesis. A 15-element size-reduced Yagi-Uda antenna, a 6-element size-reduced antenna, and a spherical helix electrically-small antenna are all introduced in this thesis. The antennas are all designed, simulated, fabricated, and measured for verification of results.

Research Data and Supplementary Material

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