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Title: Embroidered wire dipole antennas using novel copper yarns
Authors: Acti, Tessa
Chauraya, Alford
Zhang, Shiyu
Whittow, W.G.
Seager, R.D.
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Dias, Tilak
Keywords: Copper wire
Embroidered antennas
Fabric antennas
Wearable electronics
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IEEE © the authors
Citation: ACTI, T. ... et al., 2015. Embroidered wire dipole antennas using novel copper yarns. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 14, pp.638-641.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. For more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Sponsor: The work was supported by the IeMRC [grant number: EP/I01490X/1]
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2014.2371338
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16835
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2014.2371338
ISSN: 1548-5757
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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