Michael A. Saville, Ph.D., P.E. (Advisor); Yan Zhuang, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Saiyu Ren, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Josh Ash, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
This study focuses on the use of microstrip antenna technology for designing an ultra-wideband antenna to meet low size, weight and power requirements. Based on the recent literature for such antennas, a quasi-log periodic microstrip antenna array is designed to operate from 8 to 40 GHz (radar bands X, Ku, K and Ka). The array consists of 33 co-linear, inset-fed, square patches on a Roger’s Duroid substrate, and is modeled using the Advanced Design System software from Keysight. The simulated results show the antenna has pass-band gains greater than 5 dB, a half-power beamwidth of 30 degrees, and linear polarization with a broadside radiation pattern. In addition, the fractional voltage standing wave ratio is less than 1.8 for 18 GHz of the pass-band, and the antenna has an efficiency greater than 60 percent over the entire pass band.
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