Publication Date

Spring 4-14-2014


School of Engineering and Computational Sciences


Engineering: Electrical Intelligence


aperture-coupled, antenna, technology, patch antenna, antenna theory


Electrical and Electronics


Aperture coupling refers to a method of construction for patch antennas, which are specific types of microstrip antennas. These antennas are used in a variety of applications including cellular telephones, military radios, and other communications devices.

The purpose of this thesis is to assess the benefits and drawbacks of aperture-coupled antenna technology. To develop a successful analysis of the patch antenna construction technique known as aperture coupling, this assessment begins by examining basic antenna theory and patch antenna design. After uncovering some of the fundamental principles that govern aperture-coupled antenna technology, a hypothesis is created and assessed based on the positive and negative aspects of the technology. This thesis aims to analyze the positive and negative aspects of aperture coupling and conclusions will be drawn as to whether aperture-coupled antenna technology warrants further research and development within the field of electrical engineering.