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Printed non-metallic textile-based carbon antenna for low-cost green wearable applications

Printed non-metallic textile-based carbon antenna for low-cost green wearable applications
Printed non-metallic textile-based carbon antenna for low-cost green wearable applications
Anticipated by 2035, a trillion wirelessly connected Internet of Everything (IoE) devices will be deployed. Therefore, sustainable and low-cost antennas are crucial for enabling an environmentally-friendly IoE. We present the first non-metallic carbon-based microstrip patch antenna implemented on textiles for wearable applications. The antenna is fabricated on a standard felt/woven-polyester fabric substrate using stencil casting and demonstrated for S-band applications. The antenna maintains a wide 10% fractional bandwidth from 3.16 to 3.49 GHz and achieves at least 30% radiation efficiency, 10.4 dBi measured directivity, and 6.1 dBi measured gain. It is demonstrated that non-metallic carbon-based antennas are suitable for future wearable IoE applications.
antennas, e-textile, carbon antenna, non-metal antenna, green antenna, biodegradable antennas, wearable antenna, carbon black, flexible antenna, RF carbon, carbon-based electronics, printed carbon antenna, printed green antenna, printed non-metal antenna, polymer antenna
IEEE
Wagih, Mahmoud
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Yong, Sheng
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Yang, Kai
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Weddell, Alexander
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Beeby, Steve
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Yang, Kai
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Weddell, Alexander
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Wagih, Mahmoud, Yong, Sheng, Yang, Kai, Weddell, Alexander and Beeby, Steve (2021) Printed non-metallic textile-based carbon antenna for low-cost green wearable applications. In European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2022 (EuCAP). IEEE.. (In Press)

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Abstract

Anticipated by 2035, a trillion wirelessly connected Internet of Everything (IoE) devices will be deployed. Therefore, sustainable and low-cost antennas are crucial for enabling an environmentally-friendly IoE. We present the first non-metallic carbon-based microstrip patch antenna implemented on textiles for wearable applications. The antenna is fabricated on a standard felt/woven-polyester fabric substrate using stencil casting and demonstrated for S-band applications. The antenna maintains a wide 10% fractional bandwidth from 3.16 to 3.49 GHz and achieves at least 30% radiation efficiency, 10.4 dBi measured directivity, and 6.1 dBi measured gain. It is demonstrated that non-metallic carbon-based antennas are suitable for future wearable IoE applications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 December 2021
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, , Madrid, Spain, 2022-03-27 - 2022-04-01
Keywords: antennas, e-textile, carbon antenna, non-metal antenna, green antenna, biodegradable antennas, wearable antenna, carbon black, flexible antenna, RF carbon, carbon-based electronics, printed carbon antenna, printed green antenna, printed non-metal antenna, polymer antenna

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Local EPrints ID: 454286
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454286
PURE UUID: 0193a37c-b34b-46ca-a21f-9e374c774df8
ORCID for Mahmoud Wagih: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7806-4333
ORCID for Sheng Yong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-5981
ORCID for Kai Yang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7497-3911
ORCID for Alexander 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: 07 Feb 2022 17:30
Last modified: 04 Apr 2022 04:01

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Author: Mahmoud Wagih ORCID iD
Author: Sheng Yong ORCID iD
Author: Kai Yang ORCID iD
Author: Alexander Weddell ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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