An inkjet printed near isotropic 3-D antenna with embedded electronics for wireless sensor applications

Abstract
A 3-D (cube-shaped) antenna, which has been inkjet printed on a paper substrate and integrated with embedded electronics, is presented for the first time. A 1.5λ0 dipole is uniquely implemented on all the faces of the cube to achieve near isotropic radiation pattern. The antenna measures 13mm × 13mm × 13mm, where each side of the cube corresponds to only 0.1λ0 (at 2.4 GHz). Measurements with driving electronics placed inside the cube have shown that the antenna performance is not affected by the presence of embedded circuits. The cube antenna design is highly suitable for mobile sensing applications.

Citation
Farooqui, M. F., & Shamim, A. (2014). An inkjet printed near isotropic 3-D antenna with embedded electronics for wireless sensor applications. 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI). doi:10.1109/aps.2014.6904495

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)

Conference/Event Name
2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014

DOI
10.1109/APS.2014.6904495

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