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Non-uniform mesh for embroidered microstrip antennas

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posted on 24.03.2017, 14:38 authored by Shiyu Zhang, William WhittowWilliam Whittow, Rob Seager, Alford ChaurayaAlford Chauraya, J. C. Vardaxoglou
This paper presents a non-uniform meshed embroidered structure for wearable microstrip patch antennas. The non -uniform meshed patch antenna (NMPA) has significantly less conductor coverage than a conventional patch antenna without significantly compromise the antenna performance. For wearable applications, less conductor coverage reduces the usage of the specialised conductive materials which are currently expensive. The embroidered NMPA reduced manufacturing cost and improves the flexibility. In this paper, the surface current distribution and the effect of the meshing size of NMPAs have been simulated and analysed. Fully textile embroidered NMPA on felt substrate has been fabricated and measured. Representative results showed the NMPA had a 60% total antenna efficiency with 20% conductor area coverage.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation

Volume

11

Issue

8

Pages

1086 - 1091

Citation

ZHANG, S. ...et al., 2017. Non-uniform mesh for embroidered microstrip antennas. IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, 11 (8), pp. 1086–1091.

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© IET

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Acceptance date

13/02/2017

Publication date

2017-05-19

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IET under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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1751-8725;1751-8733

Language

en

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