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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Volker Quetschke

Second Advisor

Dr. Teviet Creighton

Third Advisor

Dr. Hyeongjun Kim


This thesis will focus on creating a number of designs that will be tested in a simulation environment using an electromagnetic solver software called Computer Simulation Technology(CST) as well as we are going to develop our own model to be able to simulate more complex design due to the limitations of CST licensing. The simulations will help us optimize the parameters of gain-frequency allocation for future projects of antenna building. After doing a parametric study of a patch antenna we will develop a model for the return signal of a signal patch antenna, we will present four potential models. The first model is the circuit model for return signal, the second is the solutions of the wave equation that works with the geometry of the patch antenna, the third is the solutions of the wave equation but by using its correspondent Eigen-values (on this variant actually developed the patch antenna output return signal), and the fourth variant will be the implementation of the Wave Iterative Method. After doing this we will present a phased array iteration study in which we will show the radiation pattern of a single antenna, a 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5,6x6, 7x7, and 8x8 phased array element. The purpose of this thesis is to develop our own model to simulate a patch antenna in order to decrease our dependence on commercial EM software.


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