A low-cost WLAN "green" PIFA antenna on eco-friendly paper substrate

Dimitrios E. Anagnostou, Ahmad A. Gheethan, Tony Amert, Keith W. Whites

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Abstract

This work shows for the first time the practical application of paper as a substrate in real-life wireless local area network (WLAN) applications. Photographic paper is used here in the design, fabrication and testing of a printed inverted F-antenna (PIFA) operating at 2.45GHz. Although paper substrates exhibit relatively high dielectric losses (tang ̃0.07 at 2.45GHz), the maximum gain achieved by the fabricated antenna is +1.2 dBi and its total simulated efficiency is approximately 82% at resonance. The simulation results of the return loss, as well as the radiation pattern of the antenna agree with the corresponding measured results that are presented in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - North Charleston, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20095 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Abbreviated titleAPSURSI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityNorth Charleston
Period1/06/095/06/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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