A high-gain inkjet-printed UWB LPDA antenna on paper substrate

Type
Article

Authors
Hamza, Syed M.
Tahir, Farooq A.
Cheema, Hammad M.

Date
2016-07-28

Abstract
An ultra-wideband (UWB) log-periodic dipole array (LPDA) antenna inkjet-printed on a 0.5 mm thick photo paper substrate is presented. The overall size of the LPDA antenna is 130 × 60 mm2. The LPDA antenna exhibits stable input-impedance characteristics and a consistent end-fire radiation pattern over the whole operating band of 2.2–11 GHz. Fulfilling the need of high-gain flexible antennas for UWB, a highly directive measured gain of 9.5 dBi on a paper substrate makes it an excellent candidate for flexible wireless devices.

Citation
Hamza, S. M., Tahir, F. A., & Cheema, H. M. (2016). A high-gain inkjet-printed UWB LPDA antenna on paper substrate. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, 9(4), 931–937. doi:10.1017/s1759078716000829

Acknowledgements
The authors would like to thank IMPACT laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (https:// impact.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx) for their support in the fabrication and measurement of the antenna.

Publisher
Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Journal
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

DOI
10.1017/S1759078716000829

Additional Links
https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S1759078716000829/type/journal_article

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