Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael J. Havrilla, PhD
Microstrip traveling-wave antennas, often referred to as leaky-wave antennas, have been shown to radiate when the dominant or fundamental mode is suppressed and the first higher-order mode is excited. One such microstrip variation is the Thiele Half-Width (THW) antenna, which operates from 5.9 - 8.2 GHz for this research. Increasing the bandwidth over which the THW antenna radiates is desired, as is a fundamental understanding of the propagation characteristics over this region. This dissertation seeks to vary or perturb the material and physical properties of the THW antenna, including strip-width variations and modifications of the substrate layer, to achieve these results.
DTIC Accession Number
Girard, Jason A., "Material Perturbations to Enhance Performance of the Theile Half-Width Leaky Mode Antenna" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 2634.