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Title: Microstrip antenna design with improved fabrication tolerance for remote vital signs monitoring and WLAN/WPAN applications at mm-wave and THz frequencies
Author: Rabbani, Muhammad Saqib
ISNI:       0000 0004 7230 5444
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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A novel approach is introduced to design microstrip patch antennas (MPAs) with improved fabrication tolerance for highly demanded Millimetre-wave (mm-wave) (30-300GHz) and Terahertz (THz) (0.3-3THz) frequency applications. The presented MP A designing method overcomes the challenges which exist with the fabrication and implementation of the conventional MP A designs at mm-wave and THz frequencies. The following research contributions have been added to the state-ofthe- art work: (i) designing of improved size MPAs at 60GHz, 1 OOGHz, 635GHz and 835GHz to prove the designing concept, (ii) detail measurements and analysis of Remote Vital Signs Monitoring (RVSM) with various sizes of the proposed MPA arrays at 60GHz for high detection accuracy and sensitivity, (iii) designing and tes~ing of MP As for 60GHz wireless local and personal area networks (WLAN/WP AN) in point-to-pint, point-to-multipoint and dual-band applications, (iv) implementation and testing of particular Partially Reflective Surface, Dielectric Lens and Defected Ground Structures on the proposed MP A designs with novel configurations at 60GHz for bandwidth and gain enhancement, and (v~ a comprehensive experimental study on the performance of large array designs with the proposed MP A elements for mm-wave applications. The mentioned research work is explained in the coming chapters in details. Moreover, all mentioned work has already been published.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering