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Title: Non-uniform mesh for embroidered microstrip antennas
Authors: Zhang, Shiyu
Whittow, W.G.
Seager, R.D.
Chauraya, Alford
Vardaxoglou, J.C.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © IET
Citation: ZHANG, S. ...et al., 2017. Non-uniform mesh for embroidered microstrip antennas. IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, 11 (8), pp. 1086–1091.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2016.0901
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24535
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2016.0901
ISSN: 1751-8725
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