UWB antennas on conductive textiles

Asimina Kiourti, John L. Volakis, Roy B V B Simorangkir, Syed Muzahir Abbas, Karu P. Esselle

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Abstract

Textile antennas fabricated using conductive E-threads are highly attractive for applications requiring conformality, flexibility, and robustness. However, most E-thread antennas reported to date operate at frequencies < 3 GHz. This is because of losses at higher frequencies, typically associated with surface roughness and imperfect metallization. In this work, we study the performance of ultra wideband (UWB) textile antennas at much higher frequencies. Specifically, we fabricated and studied the performance of: a) a textile spiral antenna operating at 1-6 GHz, and b) a textile patch antenna operating at 3-11 GHz. As expected, losses increase with frequency. However, results show that the textile antennas can still operate up to 11 GHz. In this case, the achieved realized gain is about 5 dB lower than simulations based on perfect electric conducting (PEC) surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1941-1942
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028863
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2016
Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period26/06/161/07/16

Keywords

  • conductive textiles
  • E-threads
  • embroidered antennas
  • flexible antennas
  • UWB textile antennas

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