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Screen printing reliable wearable microstrip antennas on rough textile substrates

Screen printing reliable wearable microstrip antennas on rough textile substrates
Screen printing reliable wearable microstrip antennas on rough textile substrates
Textile-based antennas are typically realized using conductive fabrics adhered to thick non-woven fabrics such as felt, which are not suited for additive manufacturing due to their roughness. This paper presents screen printing on thin and breathable polyurethane films as a method for realizing e-textile antennas without altering the feel of the fabric, demonstrated through a microstrip antenna on standard felt fabric. The fabricated proximity-coupled patch maintains at least 100 MHz (4\%) bandwidth from 2.46 to 2.56~GHz regardless of bending and human proximity, 6.6~dBi measured gain, and 69\% radiation efficiency. The robustness of the proposed antenna is demonstrated, for the first time, through the measured radiation properties, showing that the antenna maintains its peak gain and radiation patterns after more than 10,000 bending cycles.
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Wagih, Mahmoud, Komolafe, Abiodun, Torah, Russel, Weddell, Alex S. and Beeby, Steve (2021) Screen printing reliable wearable microstrip antennas on rough textile substrates. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. IEEE. pp. 1-2 . (In Press)

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Abstract

Textile-based antennas are typically realized using conductive fabrics adhered to thick non-woven fabrics such as felt, which are not suited for additive manufacturing due to their roughness. This paper presents screen printing on thin and breathable polyurethane films as a method for realizing e-textile antennas without altering the feel of the fabric, demonstrated through a microstrip antenna on standard felt fabric. The fabricated proximity-coupled patch maintains at least 100 MHz (4\%) bandwidth from 2.46 to 2.56~GHz regardless of bending and human proximity, 6.6~dBi measured gain, and 69\% radiation efficiency. The robustness of the proposed antenna is demonstrated, for the first time, through the measured radiation properties, showing that the antenna maintains its peak gain and radiation patterns after more than 10,000 bending cycles.

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Accepted/In Press date: July 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 450489
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450489
PURE UUID: b10a56e2-4501-46dd-b3d9-09a37e440876
ORCID for Mahmoud Wagih: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7806-4333
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860
ORCID for Alex S. Weddell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6763-5460
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 30 Jul 2021 16:30
Last modified: 31 Jul 2021 02:00

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Author: Mahmoud Wagih ORCID iD
Author: Abiodun Komolafe
Author: Russel Torah ORCID iD
Author: Alex S. Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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