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Embroidered wire dipole antennas using novel copper yarns

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posted on 27.02.2015 by Tessa Acti, Alford Chauraya, Shiyu Zhang, William Whittow, Rob Seager, J. C. Vardaxoglou, Tilak Dias
This letter presents a method of fabricating wearable antennas by embroidering novel fine copper yarn. In this work, fine copper wires are first twisted together to create a physically strong and yet flexible thread. A digital embroidery machine was used to create dipole antennas. The dc resistance of the antenna arms along with the return loss, radiation patterns, and efficiency of the antennas have been measured. The results are compared to embroidered dipoles using commercially available conductive threads and etched copper antennas.

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The work was supported by the IeMRC [grant number: EP/I01490X/1]

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters

Volume

14

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-

Pages

638 - 641

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ACTI, T. ... et al., 2015. Embroidered wire dipole antennas using novel copper yarns. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 14, pp.638-641.

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IEEE © the authors

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2015

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1548-5757

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en

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