An Additively Manufactured 3D Antenna-in-Package with Quasi-Isotropic Radiation for Marine Animals Monitoring System
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
KAUST Grant NumberOSR-2015-Sensors-2707
Online Publication Date2019-08-26
Print Publication Date2019
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/656662
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AbstractA low-cost and additively manufactured 3D Antenna-in-Package (AiP) with quasi-isotropic radiation is proposed for a marine animals monitoring system. The antenna is based on a meandered dipole folded as a split ring resonator (SRR) structure, which can generate simultaneously a pair of orthogonal electric and magnetic dipoles, thus providing a quasi-isotropic radiation pattern. The antenna (integrated with a balun) has been inkjet-printed on a 3D-printed buoyant cone structure, which acts also as the system package to house the electronics and the battery. The antenna designed at 2.4 GHz is electrically small, with a ka = 0.49, and has a bandwidth of 70 MHz (2.9%). The measured gain deviation of the antenna (maximum to minimum) is near 3 dB in bandwidth, thus qualifying it as a quasi-isotropic antenna. Field tests of the antenna in the active state (integrated with the electronics) confirm a reliable communication range of 240 m in any direction in the azimuthal plane.
CitationLiao, H., Zhang, Q., Karimi, M. A., Kuo, Y., Mishra, N., & Shamim, A. (2019). An Additively Manufactured 3D Antenna-in-Package with Quasi-Isotropic Radiation for Marine Animals Monitoring System. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 1–1. doi:10.1109/lawp.2019.2937507
SponsorsThis publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research(OSR) under Award No. Sensor Innovation Initiative OSR-2015-Sensors-2707. Hanguang Liao, QingLe Zhang, Yen-Hung Kuo, Nidhi Mishra and Atif Shamim are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).