Degree Name

BA

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Defense Date

2020-03-09

Publication Date

2020-03-20

First Faculty Advisor

Karl Warnick

First Faculty Reader

David Long

Second Faculty Reader

Brian Jeffs

Honors Coordinator

Karl Warnick

Keywords

antennas, coupling, isolation, EBG, defected ground plane, barrier

Abstract

Coupling between Tx/Rx antennas is a common and much-researched problem that is especially difficult when the antennas both placed close together and on the same plane. New systems with smaller footprints require this kind of placement while still maintaining the same levels of isolation as before. Traditional solutions for coupling involve large and heavy machined parts that are unsuited to compact systems. Many techniques have been proposed over the decades, but few have been applied to X-band antennas in closely spaced configurations. This thesis investigates those techniques, applies them to closely spaced X-band antennas, and compares them to conventional methods of increasing isolation. Recommendations are made on what techniques are observed to work best for this scenario.

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