Radiation characteristics of a circular array of microstrip patch antennas
Microstrip antennas have proven to be valuable in many applications. Like many antennas, the benefits the microstrip antenna offers are offset by accompanying drawbacks. One of the major downfalls of the micros trip antenna is its low directivity. Microstrips in an array configuration are employed to enhance the directivity. In this thesis the directional properties of a circular array of rnicrostrip patch antennas are investigated. The aperature method was employed to determine the radiated far field pattern of the array. The ef feet of the array characteristics on the directivity is analyzed.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Rutkowski, Kimberly Ann, "Radiation characteristics of a circular array of microstrip patch antennas" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4073.