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Applications and future prospects for microstrip antennas using heterogeneous and complex 3-D geometry substrates

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posted on 31.03.2014 by William Whittow, Syed S. Bukhari, L.A. Jones, Ivor L. Morrow
This paper critically reviews the electromagnetic advantages of altering the dielectric substrate section of the antenna as opposed to the conducting elements. Changing the dielectric has been used to improve the bandwidth, e±ciency and gain of antennas. Heterogeneous substrates have also been employed to lower the effective permittivity, suppress surface waves for high indexed substrate materials and reduce mutual coupling. In the second half of this paper, 3-D printing has been used to create substrates with reduced material consumption for a lightweight flexible wearable antenna.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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WHITTOW, W.G. ... et al, 2014. Applications and future prospects for microstrip antennas using heterogeneous and complex 3-D geometry substrates. Progress in Electromagnetics Research, 144, pp. 271 - 280

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© EMW Publishing

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2014

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This article is reproduced courtesy of The Electromagnetics Academy. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2528/PIER13121902

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1070-4698

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1559-8985

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en

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