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Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
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Thesis (open access)
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The classic Yagi antenna is often utilized to provide directional radiation. Many facets of the Yagi antenna can be improved. This thesis focuses on the evolution of the two-element directive antennas, such as the Yagi antenna, in three ways. First, the inter-element spacing is reduced beyond those previously mentioned in literature. Next, an electrically-small version of the two-element Yagi with extremely close inter-element spacing is explored with a linear polarized and a circularly polarized configuration. Finally, further analysis of a wideband, circularly polarized, two-element, directive antenna with standard interelement spacing is performed.
McPherson, Tyler J., "Evolution Of Two-Element Directive Antennas" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2137.
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