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Michel Cuhaci

Bio: Michel Cuhaci is an academic researcher from Industry Canada. The author has contributed to research in topics: Microstrip & Dielectric resonator antenna. The author has an hindex of 17, co-authored 47 publications receiving 2046 citations.

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TL;DR: Several novel elements are presented that offer significant enhancements to parameters such as impedance bandwidth, circular-polarization bandwidth, gain, or coupling to various feed structures in the dielectric-resonator antenna environment.
Abstract: This paper features some of the advances in dielectric-resonator antenna technology at the Communications Research Centre. Several novel elements are presented that offer significant enhancements to parameters such as impedance bandwidth, circular-polarization bandwidth, gain, or coupling to various feed structures. Several linear and planar arrays are also presented, to illustrate the performance of dielectric-resonator antenna elements in the array environment.

450 citations

Patent
08 Apr 1997
TL;DR: In this paper, a dielectric resonator antenna system is described, where a high-dielectric constant material is placed between a DRA and the antenna feed to enhance the coupling.
Abstract: A dielectric resonator antenna system is disclosed wherein a dielectric material having a high dielectric constant is placed between a dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) and the antenna feed. Preferably the dielectric material having a high dielectric constant is either in the form of an insert within a cavity of the DRA or alternatively is in the form of a thin layer between the feed and the DRA for enhancing coupling therebetween. It is preferred that the high dielectric constant material be at least twice the value of the dielectric resonator antenna.

229 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a detailed study of the effects of varying the dielectric insert parameters was carried out and useful guidelines were presented for the design of MSDRAs. And the MSDRA greatly facilitates the integration with a printed feed distribution network for use in a large array environment.
Abstract: The multisegment dielectric resonator antenna (SDRA) has previously been developed to significantly enhance the coupling to a microstrip line. The MSDRA greatly facilitates the integration with a printed feed distribution network for use in a large array environment. The thickness and permittivity of the dielectric insert of the MSDRA can be adjusted to match the element impedance to that of the feed line. A detailed study of the effects of varying the dielectric insert parameters was carried out and useful guidelines are presented for the design of MSDRAs.

181 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a practical antenna configuration for use at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies is investigated, which consists of a circular cylindrical dielectric resonator fed by a microstrip feedline through a coupling aperture in the ground plane between them.
Abstract: A practical antenna configuration for use at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies is investigated. It consists of a circular cylindrical dielectric resonator fed by a microstrip feedline through a coupling aperture in the ground plane between them. Several elements, with different physical parameters, operating between 14 and 16GHz were constructed and tested. Experimental results confirm the effective and practical performance of the antenna structure.

168 citations

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TL;DR: Low profile rectangular dielectric resonator antennas, fabricated out of a very high permittivity material ( epsilon /sub r/=100), were reported in this paper. But their performance was limited to 3% bandwidth.
Abstract: Low profile rectangular dielectric resonator antennas, fabricated out of a very high permittivity material ( epsilon /sub r/=100) are reported. An antenna having a height of approximately 0.026 lambda /sub 0/ and a bandwidth of 3% is demonstrated.< >

160 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors provide an introduction to lattice gas cellular automata (LGCA) and lattice Boltzmann models (LBM) for numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations.
Abstract: Lattice-gas cellular automata (LGCA) and lattice Boltzmann models (LBM) are relatively new andpromising methods for the numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations. The bookprovides an introduction for graduate students and researchers. Working knowledge of calculus isrequired and experience in PDEs and fluid dynamics is recommended. Some peculiarities of cellularautomata are outlined in Chapter 2. The properties of various LGCA and special coding techniquesare discussed in Chapter 3. Concepts from statistical mechanics (Chapter 4) provide the necessarytheoretical background for LGCA and LBM. The properties of lattice Boltzmann models and amethod for their construction are presented in Chapter 5.

1,543 citations

Book
01 Oct 2002
TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide an exhaustive coverage of broadband techniques, including the most up-to-date information to help users choose and design the optimum broadband microstrip antenna configurations without sacrificing other antenna parameters.
Abstract: Look to this new, cutting-edge microstrip antenna book for the first exhaustive coverage of broadband techniques, including the most up-to-date information to help you choose and design the optimum broadband microstrip antenna configurations for your applications, without sacrificing other antenna parameters. The book shows you how to take advantage of the lightweight, low volume benefits of these antennas, by providing clear explanations of the various configurations and simple design equations that help you analyze and design microstrip antennas with speed and confidence. This practical resource offers you a comprehensive understanding of the radiation mechanism and characteristic of microstrip antennas, and provides guidance in designing new types of planar monopole antennas with multi-octave bandwidth. You learn how to select and design proper broadband microstrip antenna configurations for compact, tunable, dual-band and circular polarization applications. Moreover, the book compares all the broadband techniques and suggests the most attractive configuration. Extensively referenced with over 300 illustrations and 140 equations.

1,436 citations

Book ChapterDOI
15 Apr 2005
TL;DR: Linearly and circularly polarized conformal strip-fed dielectric resonator antennas (DRAs) are studied in this article, where a parasitic patch is used to excite a nearly degenerate mode.
Abstract: Linearly and circularly polarized conformal strip-fed dielectric resonator antennas (DRAs) are studied in this article. In the latter case, a parasitic patch is used to excite a nearly degenerate mode. The hemispherical DRA, excited in its fundamental broadside TE111 mode, is used for the demonstration. In the analysis, the mode-matching method is used to obtain the Green's functions, whereas the method of moments is used to solve for the unknown strip currents. In order to solve the singularity problem of the Green's functions, a recurrence technique is used to evaluate the impedance integrals. This greatly increases the numerical efficiency. Measurements were carried out to verify the calculations, with good results. Keywords: circularly polarized antenna; dielectric antennas; mode-matching methods; moment methods; parasitic antennas; resonance

898 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive review of the modes and the radiation characteristics of open dielectric resonators (DRs) of different shapes, such as cylindrical, spherical, and rectangular, is presented.
Abstract: Open dielectric resonators (DRs) offer attractive features as antenna elements. These include their small size, mechanical simplicity, high radiation efficiency due to no inherent conductor loss, relatively large bandwidth, simple coupling schemes to nearly all commonly used transmission lines, and the advantage of obtaining different radiation characteristics using different modes of the resonator. In this article, we give a comprehensive review of the modes and the radiation characteristics of DRs of different shapes, such as cylindrical, cylindrical ring, spherical, and rectangular. Further, accurate closed form expressions are derived for the resonant frequencies, radiation Q-factors, and the inside fields of a cylindrical DR. These design expressions are valid over a wide range of DR parameters. Finally, the techniques used to feed DR antennas are discussed. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

861 citations

Book
18 Feb 2000
TL;DR: This book provides an introduction for graduate students and researchers of lattice-gas cellular automata and lattice Boltzmann models for the numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations.
Abstract: Lattice-gas cellular automata (LGCA) and lattice Boltzmann models (LBM) are relatively new andpromising methods for the numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations. The bookprovides an introduction for graduate students and researchers. Working knowledge of calculus isrequired and experience in PDEs and fluid dynamics is recommended. Some peculiarities of cellularautomata are outlined in Chapter 2. The properties of various LGCA and special coding techniquesare discussed in Chapter 3. Concepts from statistical mechanics (Chapter 4) provide the necessarytheoretical background for LGCA and LBM. The properties of lattice Boltzmann models and amethod for their construction are presented in Chapter 5.

731 citations