Thursday, May 15, 2014

IEEE AP-S Boston Lecture Series May 20, 3Pm @ MITRE (WebEx enabled)

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Ramakrishna Janaswamy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
TITLEOperating Electrically Small Antennas for High Information Bandwidths

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014                         Time: 3:00 PM
Location: MITRE (Building C Lobby)              Refreshments served at 2:30pm

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AbstractIt is well known that electrically small (size to be much smaller than the wavelength at the operating carrier frequency), passive antennas suffer from fundamental limitations on achievable bandwidths. The bandwidth of electrically small antennas could, however, be substantially improved by incorporating lossy matching networks. But this will be at the cost of significantly higher power dissipation in the matching networks, which will tend to decrease the overall radiation efficiency. If, on the other hand, the antenna currents could somehow be made to change rapidly at a rate directly dictated by the message signal, then there is no difficulty in radiating such a rapidly varying waveform from the induced antenna currents, despite its narrow input impedance bandwidth.
In this talk we discuss the theory of operation of a linear, electrically small, time-varying antenna by considering a thin dipole loaded with a fast switching element. Time-variation of antenna structure is achieved by operating the switch via a message signal that has the overall effect of transferring a modulated carrier to antenna currents for subsequent radiation.
Time-domain integral equation and linear state-space theory is used to understand the dynamics of the radiated waveform and the antenna input current. It is demonstrated that the antenna has capabilities of radiating waveforms with an information bandwidth that is an order of magnitude greater than possible with an electrically small traditional antenna. Effect of switch parameters such as the finite OFF resistance and finite switching times relative to the time period of the RF carrier on the operation of the antenna are also presented.
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Raoul O. Ouedraogo, or
Wajih Elsallal, Phone:(319) 775-5296
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 Meeting information
 Topic: Operating Electrically Small Antennas for High Information Bandwidths
 Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 Time: 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
 Meeting Number: 596 891 596
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