Conformal and green electronics: A wideband inkjet printed antenna on paper substrate

Hattan F. Abutarboush, Atif Shamim

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Abstract

A cost effective and environmentally friendly wideband monopole antenna fabricated on flexible paper substrate using a metallic nanoparticle ink is proposed in this paper. By cutting a slot on the main radiator and adding an additional radiator, the bandwidth of the antenna is enhanced. The fabricated antenna prototype has a measured impedance bandwidth of 16.97% for the first band (2.21 - 2.62 GHZ) and 73.68% for the second band, covering the frequency range between 3 - 6.5 GHz. The size of the radiator is 30 ×; 34 mm2. The measured and simulated results are in good agreement. The proposed design is suitable for conformal and environmentally friendly “green” electronics.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
StatePublished - 2013

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