Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design, build, and test a high accuracy GPS antenna for permanent or base station applications that had high polarization isolation, significant gain, low return loss, and an acceptable radiation pattern. A high frequency structural simulator software package called Ansoft HFSS was used to design and optimize the antenna. As a result, a design comprised of droopy bowtie antennas fitted on a split coaxial balun with a circular ground plane was built and tested.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer 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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