Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gerald Martin Whitman
Design procedure for Linearly Tapered Slot Antennas (LTSA) has been developed and implemented using High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) code based on a finite-element analysis.
A CAD study of two variations of a LISA based on either a stripline or a microstrip feed has been carried out. Circular and radial stubs have been considered in these designs for an antenna operating at 10 Ghz. LTSA on a Duroid substrate fed by a stripline has been designed to operate with better than 12 dB return loss. Fabricated antenna was characterized and had even a wider response than the CAD design. Radiation patterns also were measured for this antenna. Furthermore, microstripline-fed LTSA designs were made. Further work on a low temperature co-fired ceramic substrate LTSA antennas and their arrays has been suggested.
Tumialan, Luis Alberto, "Linearly tapered slot antenna" (1996). Theses. 1127.