Comprehensive evaluation of an antenna for TV white space devices
The Journal of Engineering
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In this study, an ultra-high frequency antenna for TV white space devices (TVWSDs) is designed, fabricated and systematically tested. In addition to its radiation efficiency validation using a novel measurement approach, system performance of the antenna is comprehensively studied by integrating it onto different platforms, including a wideband spectrum monitor and a wireless communication client, and testing under realistic scenarios. The performance comparison with a commercial antenna is also performed to demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of the in house-developed antenna. Overall practical and real-time performance evaluations show that the in-house developed antenna is a strong contender for TVWSDs.