Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.

Abstract

A numerical study, based on frequency domain, Method of Moments (MOM), is made of wideband properties of a slot shaped antenna recently patented by Time Domain Inc. The antenna-to-antenna transfer function is evaluated over the band 12.5 MHz to 6.25 GHz. Predictions are made for the received voltage at different durations of the input voltage pulse. It is stated that the investigated antenna type is best suited for 1ns wide pulses. When the pulse duration is smaller or greater than this value, the antenna performance declines. This hypothesis was further investigated by experimentation. The experimental and theoretical results are compared to evaluate the performance of the slot antenna.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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