A Compact Kapton-based Inkjet Printed Multiband Antenna for Flexible Wireless Devices

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/550793
Title:
A Compact Kapton-based Inkjet Printed Multiband Antenna for Flexible Wireless Devices
Authors:
Ahmed, Sana; Tahir, Farooq; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 ) ; Cheema, Hammad M.
Abstract:
A low cost inkjet printed multiband antenna envisioned for integration into flexible and conformal mobile devices is presented. The antenna structure contains a novel triangular iterative design with coplanar waveguide (CPW) feed, printed on a Kapton polyimide-based flexible substrate with dimensions of 70 x 70 x 0.11 mm3. The antenna covers four wide frequency bands with measured impedance bandwidths of 54.4%, 14%, 23.5% and 17.2%, centered at 1.2, 2.0, 2.6 and 3.4 GHz, respectively, thus, enabling it to cover GSM 900, GPS, UMTS, WLAN, ISM, Bluetooth, LTE 2300/ 2500 and WiMAX standards. The antenna has omnidirectional radiation pattern with a maximum gain of 2.1 dBi. To characterize the flexibility of the antenna, the fabricated prototype is tested in convex and concave bent configurations for radii of 78mm and 59mm. The overall performance remains unaffected, except a minor shift of 20 MHz and 60 MHz in S11, for concave bending at both radii. The compact, lightweight and conformal design as well as multiband performance in bent configurations, proves the suitability of the antenna for future electronic devices.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
A Compact Kapton-based Inkjet Printed Multiband Antenna for Flexible Wireless Devices 2015:1 IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue Date:
20-Apr-2015
DOI:
10.1109/LAWP.2015.2424681
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1536-1225; 1548-5757
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7089213
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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Sanaen
dc.contributor.authorTahir, Farooqen
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.contributor.authorCheema, Hammad M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-28T11:33:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-28T11:33:48Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04-20en
dc.identifier.citationA Compact Kapton-based Inkjet Printed Multiband Antenna for Flexible Wireless Devices 2015:1 IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn1536-1225en
dc.identifier.issn1548-5757en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/LAWP.2015.2424681en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/550793en
dc.description.abstractA low cost inkjet printed multiband antenna envisioned for integration into flexible and conformal mobile devices is presented. The antenna structure contains a novel triangular iterative design with coplanar waveguide (CPW) feed, printed on a Kapton polyimide-based flexible substrate with dimensions of 70 x 70 x 0.11 mm3. The antenna covers four wide frequency bands with measured impedance bandwidths of 54.4%, 14%, 23.5% and 17.2%, centered at 1.2, 2.0, 2.6 and 3.4 GHz, respectively, thus, enabling it to cover GSM 900, GPS, UMTS, WLAN, ISM, Bluetooth, LTE 2300/ 2500 and WiMAX standards. The antenna has omnidirectional radiation pattern with a maximum gain of 2.1 dBi. To characterize the flexibility of the antenna, the fabricated prototype is tested in convex and concave bent configurations for radii of 78mm and 59mm. The overall performance remains unaffected, except a minor shift of 20 MHz and 60 MHz in S11, for concave bending at both radii. The compact, lightweight and conformal design as well as multiband performance in bent configurations, proves the suitability of the antenna for future electronic devices.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7089213en
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dc.subjectFlexible antennasen
dc.subjectKaptonen
dc.subjectinkjet printingen
dc.subjectmultiband antennasen
dc.subjectwireless applicationsen
dc.titleA Compact Kapton-based Inkjet Printed Multiband Antenna for Flexible Wireless Devicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistanen
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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