Date of Award

Spring 1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Edip Niver

Second Advisor

Gerald Martin Whitman

Third Advisor

Jacob Savir

Abstract

The conventional solution of an integral equation for the loop antenna in free space can be expressed analytically using Fourier Series. However, the solutions based on delta gap feed model yield divergent input susceptance.

To overcome such diverging results, alternative solution using equivalent magnetic frill current feed models were implemented. Although low frequency models for delta gap feeds were suggested, no generalized low frequency expansions for the input admittance have been reported previously. In this work, such generalized low frequency expansion are developed for both delta-gap and magnetic frill feeds of loop antennas. Validity of such expansion have been investigated comparing them with the published results.

One other advantage of keeping such expansions limited to only few terms is to associate each term with the equivalent inductance, resistance, capacitance, radiation conductance and susceptance of the antenna.

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