Cognitive radio is one of the most promising techniques to efficiently utilize the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. As the Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) band is targeted (470-862 MHz), the size of the antenna becomes challenging. Metamaterial concept is used as a miniaturization technique. Two antennas are designed, fabricated and measured. The first one achieved multiband operation by loading it with a metamaterial unit cell. These bands are controlled by engineering the dispersion relation of the unit cell. The second one, which is a 2-lumped elements loaded antenna, achieved wideband operation through the entire DVB-H band with a planar size of 5Ãƒâ€”2 cm^2. A model is proposed to explain, through simple numerical simulations and an optimization algorithm, the behavior of these component loaded antennas (which are equivalent to metamaterial inspired electrically small antennas).
Electronics & Communications Engineering Department
MS in Electronics & Communication Engineering
Date of Award
Online Submission Date
Darwish, Dr. Ali
Committee Member 1
Safwat, Dr. Amr
Committee Member 2
Ismail, Dr. Yehea
Library of Congress Subject Heading 1
Radio -- Antens.
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Wireless communication systems.
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(2013).Metamaterial antennas for cognitive radio applications [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Raslan, Ahmed Rajaie. Metamaterial antennas for cognitive radio applications. 2013. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.