Square spiral conformal microstrip antennas for space vehicles
The research deals with the experimental study of square spiral microstrip antennas over the 5 to 12 GHz range. Square spiral microstrip antennas can provide a wideband reception at frequencies of several gigaHertz. They can, like other microstrip antennas be made conformal and are compact and light weight. Consequently, they are very suitable for use on aircraft and spacecraft. These antennas can be flush mounted to the existing surfaces, and their shape makes them easier to fabricate, and can be mass-produced. The square spiral microstrip antenna is a recent development and has been investigated theoretically through the use of the method of moments. This project involves the fabrication of the fourth and sixth order square spiral antennas. Results of the radiation patterns for fourth order spirals are presented.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering;Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Dehestani, Nahid, "Square spiral conformal microstrip antennas for space vehicles" (1998). HIM 1990-2015. 108.