Hemispherical coil electrically small antenna made by stretchable conductors printing and plastic thermoforming
2015 (English)In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, ISSN 0960-1317, E-ISSN 1361-6439, Vol. 25, no 2, 027004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A production scalable technique is presented to make hemispherical coil antennas by using a stretchable printed silver paste conductor and plastic thermoforming. To ease the fabrication process an unbalanced feed-structure was designed for solderless mounting on conductive materials. The manufactured antenna had a resonance frequency of 2.467 GHz with a reflection coefficient of -33.8 dB. The measured and simulated radiation patterns corresponded to that of monopole structure and the measured efficiency was 40%.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 25, no 2, 027004
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Microsystems Technology; Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238904DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/25/2/027004ISI: 000349106800024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-238904DiVA: diva2:772732