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Title: Inkjet printed dipole antennas on textiles for wearable communications
Authors: Chauraya, Alford
Whittow, W.G.
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Li, Yi
Torah, Russel
Yang, Kai
Beeby, Steve
Tudor, John
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Citation: CHAURAYA, A. ... et al, 2013. Inkjet printed dipole antennas on textiles for wearable communications. IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 7 (9), pp.760-767.
Abstract: This paper presents an inkjet printed textile antenna realised using a novel fabrication methodology. Conventionally, it is very difficult to inkjet print onto textiles due to surface roughness. This paper demonstrates how this can be overcome by developing an interface coated layer which bonds to a standard polyester cotton fabric, creating a smooth surface. A planar dipole antenna has been fabricated, simulated and measured. This paper includes DC resistance, RF reflection coefficient results and antenna radiation patterns. Efficiencies of greater than 60% have been achieved with only one layer of conducting ink. The paper demonstrates that the interface layer saves considerable time and cost in terms of the number of inkjet layers needed whilst also improving the printing resolution.
Description: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2013.0076
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12841
Publisher Link: http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-map
ISSN: 1751-8725
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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