Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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antennas, coupling, isolation, EBG, defected ground plane, barrier
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bartschi, Jacob, "Increasing Isolation Between Closely Spaced X-Band Planar Transmit/Receive Antennas" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 110.