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Title: Techniques for pattern control of a dielectric rod antenna suitable for use in mobile communications
Authors: Cox, Gavin J.
Keywords: Dielectric rod antenna
Frequency selective surface (FSS)
Leaky wave antenna
Mobile communications
Transmission line matrix (TLM) modelling
Waveguide antenna
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: © Gavin James Cox
Abstract: This thesis describes the development of antennas suitable for mobile coinmunication systems based on a dielectric rod antenna fed from circular waveguide. Pattern control of the antenna is implemented using a combination of Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) elements and metallic endcaps placed on the antenna Both linear and circular polarised feeds have been made for these antennas to ensure they are suitable for a wide range of applications. The suitability of the dominant and next, higher order, waveguide mode were investigated and conclusions drawn as to their suitability for this type of antenna. The antennas were extensively modelled using a commercial TLM based solver and the results of these simulations were compared to the comprehensive set of antenna pattern measurements and S-parameter measurements obtained for the prototype antennas.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12693
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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