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Inkjet printed and folded LTE antenna for vehicular application

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Jun, S. and Heirons, J. and Acharya, N. (2016) Inkjet printed and folded LTE antenna for vehicular application. In: 2016 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC). IEEE, pp. 88-91. ISBN 978-1-5090-1514-6. E-ISBN 978-2-87487-043-9. (doi:10.1109/EuMC.2016.7824284)

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Abstract

A multi-band antenna suitable for Long-term Evolution (LTE) is inkjet-printed, and then folded around a cylindrical form. The plastic cylinder is also printed using additive manufacturing techniques, as a separate process. The antenna is based on a planar wideband monopole radiator concept with an additional resonator for the LTE700 frequency band. The aim is to study the potential of low-cost additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for the development of vehicular antennas. Two antennas have been fabricated, one on paper substrate, and a second on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. The one on paper is tested as a planar monopole antenna on a large ground plane. The one printed on PET is shaped onto the cylindrical form. The main aim is to investigate the use of low-cost inkjet printing techniques for the fabrication of disposable vehicular antennas that can be upgraded regularly. The antennas successfully operate at all LTE and mobile frequency bands. Finite different time domain simulations compare well with measurements.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/EuMC.2016.7824284
Uncontrolled keywords: Long Term Evolution, Substrates, Antenna measurements, Printing, Broadband antennas, Microwave antennas
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Benito Sanz-Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 15:33 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60756 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7313-2520
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