Analysis and Comparison of 2 types of "Homebrew" antennas
Analyzing Low-cost Homebrew Antennae Design
Analyzing Low-cost Homebrew antennas (with focus on one particular model)
This project is about looking at the design and fabrication of low-cost homebrew antennas. These antennas can be used for many applications, but a particularly interesting application is the use of these types of antennas in mesh networks. Because of their low cost and relatively easy fabrication, they are a very enticing option for community wireless projects.
In moving forward with this project, the following steps are planned, and should indicate success if completed.
Note: if time permits, explore possibilities of attaching radio/(Actual send/receive mechanism) directly onto antenna via usb, instead of costly cable connectors.
- analyze status quo of homebrew antennas environment/community
- analyze design of specialty homebrew antenna from George at fab.cba
- after understanding specialty antennas, fabricate it and test
- Specialty Antenna literature:
- Homebrew antenna stuff
network utility diagnostics with and without antenna (using stock card and using antenna plugged in).