Bending impact on a flexible ultra-wideband conductive polymer antenna

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Benjamin Chivers, Roderick Shepherd, Christophe Fumeaux

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Abstract

This paper presents a numerical and experimental study of the impact of bending on the characteristics of a flexible ultra-wide band (UWB) conductive polymer antenna. The antenna under investigation is highly flexible and designed for high radiation efficiency. It consists of a planar structure made entirely of non-metallic materials including a thin PEDOT polymer sheet as conducting materials and sticky tape as substrate. Importantly for a flexible antenna, possible performance degradations in various bending conditions need to be investigated, including variations in matching and radiation characteristics. The results indicate that the antenna still performs well in terms of impedance matching even with considerable bending angles whereas degradation due to bending has to be taken into account for polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
Place of PublicationItaly
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages422-425
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978069
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTorino
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Antenna measurements
  • Antenna radiation patterns
  • Degradation
  • Dipole antennas
  • Polymers
  • Ultra wideband antennas

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