Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Method of Moments Modeling of Single Layer Microstrip Patch Antennas using GPU Acceleration and Quasi-Monte Carlo Integration
by Cerjanic, Alexander M., M.S., University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, 140; 1532357
Abstract (Summary)

The development of a spectral domain method of moments code for the modeling of single layer microstrip patch antennas is presented in this thesis. The mixed potential integral equation formulation of Maxwell's equations is used as the theoretical basis for the work, and is solved via the method of moments. General-purpose graphics processing units are used for the computation of the impedance matrix by incorporation of quasi-Monte Carlo integration. The development of the various components of the code, including Green's function, impedance matrix, and excitation vector modules are discussed with individual test cases for the major code modules. The integrated code was tested by modeling a suite of four coaxially probe fed circularly polarized single layer microstrip patch antennas and the computed results are compared to those obtained by measurement. Finally, a study examining the relationship between design parameters and S11 performance was undertaken using the code.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chatterjee, Indira
Commitee: Craviso, Gale L., Henson, James, O'Connor, David, Sheikman, Boris, Yoon, Jihwan
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Department: Electrical Engineering
School Location: United States -- Nevada
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Electrical engineering, Electromagnetics
Keywords: Computational electromagnetics, Method of moments, Microstrip patch antennas, Quasi-monte carlo integration
Publication Number: 1532357
ISBN: 9781267874689