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Title: Inkjet-printed microstrip patch antennas realized on textile for wearable applications
Authors: Whittow, W.G.
Chauraya, Alford
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Li, Yi
Torah, Russel
Yang, Kai
Beeby, Steve
Tudor, John
Keywords: Inkjet printing
Microstrip patch antennas
Wearable electronics
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © IEEE
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2013.2295942
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14380
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2013.2295942
ISSN: 1536-1225
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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