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Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)
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Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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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.
Howell, James C., "Analysis of Electrically Small Antenna Designs and Limitations" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1841.
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