Inkjet Printing of Paper-Based Wideband and High Gain Antennas

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/205809
Title:
Inkjet Printing of Paper-Based Wideband and High Gain Antennas
Authors:
Cook, Benjamin
Abstract:
This thesis represents a major contribution to wideband and high gain inkjet-printed antennas on paper. This work includes the complete characterization of the inkjet printing process for passive microwave devices on paper substrate as well as several ultra-wideband and high gain antenna designs. The characterization work includes the electrical characterization of the permittivity and loss tangent for paper substrate through 10 GHz, ink conductivity data for variable sintering conditions, and minimum feature sizes obtainable by today’s current inkjet processes for metallic nanoparticles. For the first time ever, inkjet-printed antennas are demonstrated that operate over the entire UWB band and demonstrate gains up to 8dB. This work also presents the first fractal-based inkjet-printed antennas with enhanced bandwidth and reduced production costs, and a novel slow wave log periodic dipole array which shows minimizations of 20% in width over conventional log periodic antennas.
Advisors:
Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Committee Member:
Bagci, Hakan ( 0000-0003-3867-5786 ) ; Jabbour, Ghassan
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Program:
Electrical Engineering
Issue Date:
7-Dec-2011
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Theses; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.advisorShamim, Atifen
dc.contributor.authorCook, Benjaminen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T07:43:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T07:43:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/205809en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis represents a major contribution to wideband and high gain inkjet-printed antennas on paper. This work includes the complete characterization of the inkjet printing process for passive microwave devices on paper substrate as well as several ultra-wideband and high gain antenna designs. The characterization work includes the electrical characterization of the permittivity and loss tangent for paper substrate through 10 GHz, ink conductivity data for variable sintering conditions, and minimum feature sizes obtainable by today’s current inkjet processes for metallic nanoparticles. For the first time ever, inkjet-printed antennas are demonstrated that operate over the entire UWB band and demonstrate gains up to 8dB. This work also presents the first fractal-based inkjet-printed antennas with enhanced bandwidth and reduced production costs, and a novel slow wave log periodic dipole array which shows minimizations of 20% in width over conventional log periodic antennas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectinkjet printer antennaen
dc.subjectpaper based antennaen
dc.subjectinkjet printing nanoparticlesen
dc.subjectnanoparticle Inken
dc.titleInkjet Printing of Paper-Based Wideband and High Gain Antennasen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberBagci, Hakanen
dc.contributor.committeememberJabbour, Ghassanen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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