Advanced Design of Compact and Broadband Antennas for Vehicular Wireless Communications

Modern society has come to depend significantly on its wireless communication systems. However, the technologies for wireless communication still need to be improved further to satisfy the demands for higher capacity and higher data rates. In vehicular wireless communication systems, one of the key issues is the design of compact antennas while providing wideband performance. This project focuses on novel antenna design achieving very wide bandwidth or multi-band multi-functional performance, compact configuration, omni-directional radiation pattern and ease of fabrication. The novel antenna design will give the Canadian wireless industry and in particular my industrial partner (Sinclair Technologies Inc.) an edge in a market of formidable competition. Improved antenna performance means improved product quality and higher customer satisfaction. The engineers from Sinclair Technologies Inc. will interact with the McMaster team, which has world-class expertise in antenna design and optimization. They will be able to explore ideas related to novel antennas for next generation vehicle wireless communications. At the same time, I will have the unique opportunity to work on real-life high-complexity antenna design problems.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Natalie Nikolova


Li Liu


Sinclair Technologies Inc.


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies


McMaster University



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