Inkjet printing of novel wideband and high gain antennas on low-cost paper substrate

Benjamin Stassen Cook, Atif Shamim

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Abstract

A complete characterization of the inkjet printing process using metallic nanoparticle inks on a paper substrate for microwave frequencies up to 12.5 GHz as well as its application to low-cost, high gain and wideband antenna design are demonstrated in this work. Laser and heat sintering of metallic nanoparticles are compared on paper substrate for the first time which demonstrate immense cost and time benefits of laser sintering. The antennas fabricated using the characterized process include a Vivaldi for the UWB band which exhibits a significantly higher gain of up to 8 dBi as compared to the currently published inkjet printed antennas, and a novel slow-wave log periodic dipole array which employs a new miniaturization technique to show 20% width reduction. © 1963-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4148-4156
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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