Term of Award
Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
With technologies advancing towards a more miniaturized and compact state wireless communication systems must keep up with the trend. At the forefront of these systems is the antenna; a transducer which converts electrical currents to and from electromagnetic waves. The antenna is a critical component of most wireless communication systems and must be miniaturized and become multi-functional as well. This thesis explores the top-loading design technique to reduce the size of traditional antennas. First, the size-reduction of a broadband log-periodic array is explored. Then, the incorporation of reconfigurable radiation is implemented to increase the functionality of a circularly polarized parasitic array antenna. A dual-band antenna is advanced in performance using top-loading techniques to create a multi-band antenna. Finally, an omni-directional circularly polarized, electrically small antenna is designed.
Rhodes, David S., "The Design and Analysis of Electrically Small Antennas Utilizing Top Loading for Optimized Wireless Communications" (2013). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 885.
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