Advisor

Donohoe, J. Patrick

Committee Member

Topsakal, Erdem

Committee Member

Younan, H. Nicholas

Date of Degree

5-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Presented is a study and analysis of a small circular phased array antenna designed to achieve narrow beamwidths, while maintaining full 360 degree area coverage with no moving parts, small size, inexpensive construction, and minimal power usage. Existing methods of producing narrow beamwidths using patch based design are analyzed for their applicability given the design restrictions. A mathematical construct of the system is then developed and used to help generate a design that is then simulated using Ansoft's HFSS electromagnetic simulation program. Various parameters are varied including overall radius and excitation element design and the results are analyzed against the desired response. The best results are then presented for future consideration.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15026

Comments

narrow beam

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