Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eppes, Milanovic, and Thiruvengadam Present Paper at COMSOL Conference

Tom Eppes, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, CETA; Ivana Milanovic, associate professor of mechanical engineering, CETA; and Sriramprasad Thiruvengadam, electrical engineering graduate student, presented a paper at the COMSOL Users conference, which took place in Newton, Mass. in October. At the annual conference, researchers are invited to submit their latest results in multiphysics modeling.

The paper, "Patch Antenna Model for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle," describes the findings of a project performed by Thiruvengadam as part of ES 591 – Multiphysics Modeling. The work focuses on the characteristics of a patch antenna for use in a 2.5 GHz band video downlink. Patch antennas are widely used with unmanned aerial vehicles since their send and receive patterns enable radio frequency contact over a wide range of vehicular attitudes. The physical geometry, bandwidth, return loss, and near field patterns are discussed.

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