Simulation of Phased Arrays with Rectangular Microstrip Patches on Photonic Crystal Substrates
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis describes the investigation of photonic crystals as a substrate in microstrip phased array antennas. Alumina with a relative dielectric constant of 9.6 is used as substrate to obtain miniaturization of the components in the high-frequency range. The proposed design consists of four rectangular patches in a linear array conguration operating at 12 GHz. The antenna elements are excited by a microstrip feed line using the inset feeding technique for perfect impedance matching. A beam steering of 20o is achieved using a switched line phase shifter. Antenna parameters, including impedance matching, bandwidth, gain, directivity and the S parameters of the proposed array antenna are obtained. The simulation results are obtained with the Advanced Design System (ADS) simulator.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
Phased arrays antenna on photonic crystal
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22144OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-22144DiVA: diva2:561668
Subject / course
Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Signal Processing & Wave Propagation, Master Programme, 120 credits
Sandström, Sven-Erik, Professor