Sifiso Gambahaya's webpage
WELCOME TO SIFISO GAMBAHAYA'S HOMEPAGE
I was born in Zimbabwe and have lived in other parts of the world including India and the U.S.A, in 1998 I joined the University of Cape Town in the Electrical Engineering Department for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree which I obtained in June 2004. Earlier in that year I had joined the UCT Radar & Remote Sensing Group continuing my work in antenna design for my MSc project.
In 2003, my undergraduate thesis was
supervised by Professor
Manfrend Reineck. I was required to design a wideband patch antenna
for mobile communications in the frequency range of 1.5GHz to 2.1
GHz with a gain of 12 dBi.
In February 2004 I joined the
RRSG and embarked on an
MSc supervised by
Prof. M.R. Inggs.
I am involved in the design of an X- band antenna for an airborne
imaging radar. The antenna of choice for this application is a fan beam
antenna known as a pillbox antenna.A Pillbox antenna is a linearly
polarized cylindrical reflector embedded between two parallel plates.
It is usually fed by a waveguide and exhibits a singular mode of
propagation. The title of my MSc dissertation is
" The Design and Implementation of the Pillbox Antenna for SASARII".
The main specifications in the design are
More details about this project, amongst
other projects can be found here.
The short paper
which was written for this thesis is currently under review for
possible publication by the IEEE
Antennas and propagation Magazine in the Antenna Designers Notebook as a
tutorial on the design and performance evaluation
of aperture antennas . It can be used as a guideline for an MSc
or undergraduate antenna laboratory, more on this later. My interests
involve Antenna design, RF and Microwave engineering, Convergent
Telecommunications Networks and World trade & Globalization.
Curriculum Vitae: CV-pdf.
MSc thesis and paper: Note
that it might take a while to link up to the url but it opens
You may also find a collection of my
favorite pics here.
University of CapeTown
Department of Electrical Engineering
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Last Updated: 23/ 06 / 2006