Term of Award

Summer 2022

Degree Name

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

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

Fernando Rios

Committee Member 2

Rocio Alba-Flores

Abstract

Size-reduced antennas and compact antennas are desirable for many applications due to the sleek designs and the ability to fit within many possible shells. However, when an antenna’s size is decreased, the Q value increases. This high Q causes many problems with the antenna system, including narrow bandwidth. In this thesis, two different types of array antennas with high Q values will be investigated. This narrow bandwidth is increased through the use of frequency tuning to make frequency agile systems. With two different types of tuning, continuous and discrete through the use of varactors and PIN diodes, the overall frequency tunable bandwidth of these high Q antennas is boosted. Propagation modelling through Georgia Southern University’s campus is also investigated to determine ideal transmitter locations for full coverage as well as excellent coverage throughout the campus.

Research Data and Supplementary Material

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