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Design of a fluorescent tube antenna with defined copper wire coupling specifications

Alalade, A. M. and Ndujiuba, Charles Uzoanya and Adewale, Adeyinka A. and Ekong, E. E. and Etta, M. N. (2019) Design of a fluorescent tube antenna with defined copper wire coupling specifications. In: International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, 2019, Online.

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In this paper, the performance of a fluorescent tube antenna is analyzed with respect to the dimensions of copper wire utilized in RF coupling. The fluorescent tube antenna in the study is implemented using a 58.5cm long fluorescent tube with a diameter of 2.7cm and four different copper wires with provided dimensions, wound at specific chosen lengths. RF signals are generated and output power measured using a Handheld RF Signal generator and Spectrum Analyzer respectively. The performance index used to evaluate the improved functionality of the design presented is the Received Signal Strength (RSS) and the gain. A peak RSS value of -34 dBm is obtained using a 1mm thick copper wire wound at 50cm of the fluorescent tube length and the gain of the antenna is 14.37 dBi derived with the Friis Transmission Equation. Research findings are presented and compared to previous similarly conducted studies, and seen to perform favorably better.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluorescent tube Antenna, Plasma, Copper wire, Received Signal Strength (RSS), Friis Transmission Equation, Antenna Gain.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 11:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 11:22

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