Antennas on Paper Using Ink-Jet Printing of Nano-Silver Particles for Wireless Sensor Networks in Train Environment
2016 (English)In: Microwave and optical technology letters (Print), ISSN 0895-2477, E-ISSN 1098-2760, Vol. 58, no 4, 754-759 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents the design, manufacturing and measurements of antennas on paper, realized using ink-jetprinting of conductive inks based on nano-silver particles (nSPs). The extraction of the substrate characteristicssuch as the dielectric constant and dielectric loss is performed using a printed ring resonator technique. Thecharacterization of the nSPs conductive inks assesses different parameters as sintering time and temperature.Two antennas are realized corresponding to the most common needs for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) inTrains Environment. The first one is a patch antenna characterized by a broadside radiation pattern and suitedfor operation on metallic structures. The second one is a quasi-yagi antenna, with an end fire radiation patternand higher directivity, without requiring a metallic ground plane. Both antennas present a good matching (S11 < -20 dB and S11 < -30 dB, respectively) and acceptable efficiency (55 % and 45 %, respectively) for the papersubstrate used at the center frequency of 2.4 GHz, corresponding to the first channel of the IEEE 802.15.4 band.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 58, no 4, 754-759 p.
paper, antennas, ink-jet printing, nano-silver particles, WSN, train
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Microwave Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269370DOI: 10.1002/mop.29665ISI: 000371423300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269370DiVA: diva2:886012