A printed paper-based inverted F-antenna (PIFA) for WLAN applications

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

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This work shows the practicality of a paper substrate in wireless local area network (WLAN) applications for the first time. This substrate was used in designing, fabricating and testing a printed inverted F-antenna (PIFA) operating at 2.45GHz. Although paper substrates exhibit relatively high dielectric losses (tanδ ∼ 0.07 at 2.45GHz), the maximum achievable gain of the fabricated antenna is +1.2 dBi and the total efficiency is ∼ 82% at the resonant frequency. Furthermore, the simulation results of the return loss, as well as the radiation pattern of the antenna agree with the corresponding measured results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference and Exhibition
ISBN (Electronic)9781424443383
ISBN (Print)9781424443390
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2009
EventFlexible Electronics and Displays Conference and Exhibition 2009 -
Duration: 2 Feb 20092 Feb 2009


ConferenceFlexible Electronics and Displays Conference and Exhibition 2009
Abbreviated titleFLEX 2009


  • Antenna
  • Direct-write
  • Paper
  • PIFA
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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