An initial investigation on the use of carbon microfibers for conformal transmission lines

Benjamin Braaten, Adnan Iftikhar, Muhammad Rafiq, A. Naqvi, Sanjay Nariyal, A. Taylor, S. Sajal, Mina Iskander, D. Anagnostou

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Abstract

The use of carbon microfiber tow (or bundle) for conformal transmission lines (TLs) is initially investigated in this work. Two different microfiber TLs have been synthesized and tested. A 28.2 mm long microfiber TL was manufactured to demonstrate the wave propagating properties. Once these characteristics were determined, a microstrip TL was prepared by attaching loz conducting copper tape to a conformal surface and a similar microfiber TL with the same length and on the same substrate was manufactured. This prototype was then used to compare the propagation characteristics of the microfiber TL to the traditional and well established microstrip TL. Overall, it has been shown that the microfiber TL can support wave propagation in a manner similar to a microstrip TL; however, the attenuation constant appears to be rather large for frequencies above 500 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467352086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: 9 May 201311 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
Abbreviated titleEIT 2013
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period9/05/1311/05/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Braaten, B., Iftikhar, A., Rafiq, M., Naqvi, A., Nariyal, S., Taylor, A., Sajal, S., Iskander, M., & Anagnostou, D. (2013). An initial investigation on the use of carbon microfibers for conformal transmission lines. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT) [6632711] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EIT.2013.6632711