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Smart antenna technology for structural health monitoring applications
Author(s): Tayfun Özdemir; Yuriy Goykhman; Larry Oberdier; Jerome Lynch
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Paper Abstract

A smart antenna has been developed for structural health monitoring. The antenna is based on Monarch's GEN 2 selfstructuring antenna (SSA) technology and provides polarization and beam-diversity for improving signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The antenna works with University of Michigan's Narada platform, where a microcontroller monitors the RSSI and selects the best beam to maintain reliable RF link. Antenna has two wide beams for each polarization and the beams are selected by applying appropriate DC voltages to the RF switches on the antenna aperture. Paper presents the GEN C antenna, which is a smaller version of the GEN 2B with comparable performance features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7649, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2010, 76490M (9 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847602
Show Author Affiliations
Tayfun Özdemir, Monarch Antenna, Inc. (United States)
Yuriy Goykhman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Larry Oberdier, Monarch Antenna, Inc. (United States)
Jerome Lynch, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7649:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2010
Peter J. Shull; Aaron A. Diaz; H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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