Double-layer embroidery strategy for fabrication of textile antennas with improved efficiency

Roy B V B Simorangkir, Yang Yang, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

In this paper, two approaches in fabricating textile antennas with double-layer embroidery technique, as one of the way to increase the textile antennas' efficiency, are discussed and compared. In the first approach, a conductive thread is used for both the upper and lower (bobbin) threads, while in the second, the conductive thread is used only for the lower thread but the embroidery process is done twice. To study the effect of each approach, two embroidered rectangular patch antennas operating at 2.45 GHz ISM band were fabricated and measured. The embroidered layers were then placed on top of a 3.175 mm thick Rogers TMM3 substrate, tested, and compared with an etched copper version of the patch antenna. The results show that both approaches give a comparable radiation performance to the etched copper version with a slightly higher efficiency in the first one. However, the second approach allows faster and cost efficient fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467384773
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Event17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Jul 201613 Jul 2016

Other

Other17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/07/1613/07/16

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