Inkjet-Printed Ultra Wide Band Fractal Antennas

  • Armando Rodriguez Maza

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

In this work, Paper-based inkjet-printed Ultra-wide band (UWB) fractal antennas are presented. Three new designs, a combined UWB fractal monopole based on the fourth order Koch Snowflake fractal which utilizes a Sierpinski Gasket fractal for ink reduction, a Cantor-based fractal antenna which performs a larger bandwidth compared to previously published UWB Cantor fractal monopole antenna, and a 3D loop fractal antenna which attains miniaturization, impedance matching and multiband characteristics. It is shown that fractals prove to be a successful method of reducing fabrication cost in inkjet printed antennas while retaining or enhancing printed antenna performance.
Date of AwardMay 2012
Original languageEnglish (US)
Awarding Institution
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering
SupervisorAtif Shamim (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • Antenna
  • 3D Antenna
  • Fractal
  • Ultra-Wideband
  • Inkjet-printing

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