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dc.contributor.authorThews, Jonathan Tyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-10T08:00:55Z
dc.date.available2017-06-10T08:00:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-09en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:10719en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78007
dc.description.abstractEfficient reconfigurable antennas are highly sought after in all communication applications for the ability to reduce space cost while maintaining the ability to control the frequency, gain, and polarization. The ability to control these parameters allows a single antenna to maximize its performance in a wide range of scenarios to satisfy changing operating requirements. This thesis will describe reconfigurable antennas using liquid-metal alloys that give the system this ability by injecting or retracting the liquid metal from various channels. After simulations were performed in an electromagnetic simulation software, proof-of-concept models were built, tested, and compared to the simulations to verify the results.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectliquid metalen_US
dc.subjectantennaen_US
dc.subjectreconfigurableen_US
dc.subjectEGaInen_US
dc.subjecteutecticen_US
dc.subjectgalliumen_US
dc.subjectindiumen_US
dc.subjectL-banden_US
dc.titleDesign and Analysis of L-Band Reconfigurable Liquid-Metal Alloy Antennasen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMichaels, Alan Jen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBrown, Gary Sen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHendricks, Robert Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, William Aen_US


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