Directive ultra wideband antenna for medical applications

Mohamed, Habib Abdullahi (2020) Directive ultra wideband antenna for medical applications. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Since the acceptance of unlicensed band of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology in the range between 3.1 and 10.6 GHz, the realization of low-cost UWB wireless systems is considered a fundamental research goal both for military and commercial applications. The possible use and benefits of UWB technology are significant among its potential applications, high-resolution radar and short-range ultra-high speed data transmission. However, one of the most critical challenging task of the UWB system is the designing of a compact size antenna that possess a good gain and high directivity. Thus, the aim of this project is to design and develop a directive and miniaturized antenna for UWB applications. The antenna is designed and fabricated on a Flame Retardant (FR4) laminated substrate with dielectric constant, ԑr of 4.3 and thickness of 1.6mm. Several numbers of antennas have been carried out throughout the completion of the project. Firstly, an antenna with slots on radiator has been designed. Subsequently, Ground Defected Structure (DGS) is implemented. For increasing bandwidth and impedance matching of the first antenna, thus an antenna with compact dimension of 25×45mm2 has been resulted. Finally, a reflector structure with the distance of 18mm is added for directivity and gain enhancement. The antenna with reflector has been fabricated using etching technique and being measured for the reflection coefficient. As the result, by applying reflector, the directivity and gain of the antenna has increased significantly, from 5.81dBi to 7.06dBi. This showed 21.52% gain improvement of the proposed antenna by implementing reflector. Therefore, the proposed antenna which has compact size and high gain is seen as a suitable candidate for the use of UWB applications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2021 01:31
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 01:31

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