Characterisation of flexible, thermal transfer printed UWB antenna under static bending

M. Kgwadi, T. D. Drysdale

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Abstract

We present low-cost, flexible thermal transfer printed (TTP) ultra-wideband printed monopole antenna in the IEEE 802.15.3a band ideal for low-power, short-range and high-datarate communications. The performance of the antenna was characterised under various static bending conditions. The antenna retained ultra-wideband characteristics under static flexing covering 100% under no bending, 85% under 40 mm radius bend, and 70% under 19 mm radius bend of the total IEEE 802.15.3a band. The radiation characteristics of the antenna remained omnidirectional throughout the entire band and closely follows simulated characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Nov 201714 Nov 2017

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period13/11/1714/11/17

Keywords

  • Conformal antennas
  • Printed electronics
  • Thermal transfer printing

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