Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering