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Inkjet-printed microstrip patch antennas realized on textile for wearable applications

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posted on 31.03.2014, 12:35 by William Whittow, Alford Chauraya, J. C. Vardaxoglou, Yi Li, Russel Torah, Kai Yang, Steve Beeby, John Tudor
This letter introduces a new technique of inkjet printing antennas on textiles. A screen-printed interface layer was used to reduce the surface roughness of the polyester/cotton material that facilitated the printing of a continuous conducting surface. Conducting ink was used to create three inkjet-printed microstrip patch antennas. An efficiency of 53% was achieved for a fully flexible antenna with two layers of ink. Measurements of the antennas bent around a polystyrene cylinder indicated that a second layer of ink improved the robustness to bending. © 2014 IEEE.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

WHITTOW, W.G. ... et al, 2014. Inkjet-printed microstrip patch antennas realized on textile for wearable applications. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 13, pp. 71 - 74

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© IEEE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

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This article was published in the journal, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters [© IEEE]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2013.2295942

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1536-1225

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en

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Loughborough Publications

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