Ultra-wideband antenna in coplanar technology

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dc.contributor.author Lam, Hung-Jui
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-22T21:29:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-22T21:29:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12-22T21:29:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/288
dc.description.abstract Ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas are one of the most important elements for UWB systems. With the release of the 3.1 - 10.6 GHz band, applications for short-range and high-bandwidth handheld devices are primary research areas in UWB systems. Therefore, the realization of UWB antennas in printed-circuit technologies within relatively small substrate areas is of primary importance. This thesis focuses on the design of a new UWB antenna based on coplanar technology. Compared with microstrip circuitry, coplanar technology achieves easier fabrication and wider antenna bandwidth. Two professional full-wave field solver software packages, HFSS and MEFiSTo-3D, are used as analysis tools to obtain antenna performances. A new printed-circuit antenna in coplanar technology for UWB systems is introduced. The frequency of operation is 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz with a VSWR < 2. Nearly omni-directional characteristics in vertical polarization are demonstrated at selected frequencies. Relatively good group delay characteristics are obtained and compare well with other published UWB antenna designs. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Ultra-Wideband Antenna en_US
dc.subject Coplanar Technology en_US
dc.subject UWB en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Engineering::Electrical engineering en_US
dc.title Ultra-wideband antenna in coplanar technology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Bornemann, Jens
dc.degree.department Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en_US

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