Utilizing wideband AMC structures for high-gain inkjet-printed antennas on lossy paper substrate

Significant gain and bandwidth improvement of inkjet-printed antennas with integrated artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) is achieved by utilizing wideband ground-backed frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) to overcome the high losses of organic substrates such as paper. A microstrip-fed monopole mounted on an artificial magnetic conductor is demonstrated to improve the gain by 5 dB over previous works and exhibit much wider impedance bandwidth while maintaining a thin antenna profile and a 20% electrical size reduction. The effect of AMC bandwidth on substrate losses and the gain reduction caused by finite AMC array effects are investigated in an effort to produce high-gain, miniaturized, low-cost wearable and structure mount antennas. © 2013 IEEE.

Cook, B. S., & Shamim, A. (2013). Utilizing Wideband AMC Structures for High-Gain Inkjet-Printed Antennas on Lossy Paper Substrate. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12, 76–79. doi:10.1109/lawp.2013.2240251

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