Inkjet-Printed Antenna on Flexible Substrate for Wearable Microwave Imaging Applications

Fengzhou Wang*, Tughrul Arslan

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Abstract

The paper describes a method of inkjet-printing a Co-Planar Waveguide (CPW)-fed flexible antenna for the development of a wearable microwave imaging (MWI) device for cancer detection and monitoring. The single side of a monopole antenna is represented as a fractal pattern with customized slots. The antenna is inkjet-printed using a low-cost additive fabrication method on a flexible substrate such as Kapton using Dimatix materials printer. Simulation using CST Microwave Studio and measurement carried out on an inkjet printed antenna with a VNA confirm that the designed antenna bandwidth ranges from 2.5GHz to 6.5GHz making it suitable for Microwave imaging applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 LOUGHBOROUGH ANTENNAS & PROPAGATION CONFERENCE (LAPC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC) - Loughborough
Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC)
CityLoughborough
Period14/11/1615/11/16

Keywords

  • CPW-fed Antenna
  • Fractal Pattern
  • Inkjet-printing teachnology
  • Mircowave Imaging for Cancer Tumor

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