Project Description

In this project, the team will develop antenna designs for narrowband Internet of Things applications that meet the needs of Internet of things applications while greatly improving reliability, which is an important pillar for achieving the vision of the Kingdom 2030. The proposed antenna designs will be electrically small, easy to integrate with electronics and metal objects as efficient and broadband as possible given the size constraint, and electrically tunable. This will involve design tradeoffs between existing or new antenna types, including patches or F-type antennas, top loaded monopole designs of various kinds, and wire cage type designs. It will also include the effects of loss or parasitics in the tuning elements. The team will design the antennas using standard electromagnetic solvers and ultimately build and test them in the anechoic chamber.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Determine the frequencies used for Internet applications in Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.
  • Determine the types and designs of antennas that can be studied to be modified to meet the specifications required in the project.
  • Evaluate the performance of selected antennas with respect to Wheeler / Chu limits.
  • Evaluate the dielectric and metallic losses with respect to the geometry.
  • Modify and design antennas to operate in multiple frequency bands at the same time.
  • Optimize and tune the bands.
  • Improve antenna performance and frequency control.
  • Fabricate antennas and test them in the anechoic chamber.

Team Members