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Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Bedri A. Cetiner


Traditional antennas have a lot of limitations as their performance is usually fixed by their initial geometry. On the other hand, modern communication systems are getting way to complicated compared to their earlier counterparts. This necessitates some special types of smart or reconfigurable antennas, which can dynamically adapt to the requirements of the communication systems more effectively. Using conventional single functional antennas is therefore not an efficient approach in these sort of communication systems. Considering all these factors, in this thesis, a beam steerable reconfigurable antenna system is presented that can yield the radiation patterns of multiple antennas with a single structure, necessary for 5G communication. This antenna system occupies comparatively much smaller space and can provide highly directive gain at different directions. It is expected that- in near future, further improvements of this type of antenna system can be performed to pave the way for some additional necessary functions required in modern communication systems.



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