This thesis introduced and investigated a new concept in the development of a 2X2 polarization switchable patch antenna array for polarization modulation. Polarization modulation is a technique to modulate digital information using different polarization of the electromagnetic wave. The existing waveform based modulation techniques are well developed and start approaching to their performance limits. Polarization modulation provides a new modulation dimension for wireless communications and can further increase data throughput. A four-port circular patch antenna is presented and investigated for the implementation of polarization modulation. It has four ports, each excites radiation of a different polarization. A single pole four throw RF switch is used to switch between the ports depending on the information symbol to be transmitted. Then, the antenna is transformed to a 2X2 antenna array to increase the directivity and gain. The antenna is studied numerically and it shows good performance.
First Committee Member
Han Way Huang
Second Committee Member
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology
Science, Engineering and Technology
Ji, Pengfei, "A 2X2 Polarization Switchable Patch Antenna Array For Polarization Modulation" (2016). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 615.
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