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Fabrication and characterization of flexible spray-coated antennas

(2018) IEEE ACCESS. 6. p.62050-62061
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This paper investigates the potential of using spray coating as a methodology for flexible antenna fabrication. The methodology has advantages compared with other antenna-printing techniques, such as screen-printing and gravure printing (more flexibility in design), or inkjet printing (faster production). The methodology is demonstrated using two different types of folded dipole antennas that are designed to operate in the ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) band. Both antennas show good agreement between simulation and measurement of the spray-coated samples in terms of power reflection coefficient and gain. The two folded dipoles, with and without ground plane, show comparable performance in terms of gain, as similar antennas found in literature. The folded dipole on a ground plane is more stable near conductive surfaces and on the human body. Given these results, we conclude that spray coating is a good technique for printing small to medium sized batches of antennas.
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UHF RFID TAGS, SENSOR APPLICATIONS, DESIGN, ELECTRONICS, COMPONENTS, AIRCRAFT, UAV, Printed antennas, spray coating, radio frequency, electromagnetism

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Thielens, Arno, Igal Deckman, Reza Aminzadeh, Ana C. Arias, and Jan M. Rabaey. 2018. “Fabrication and Characterization of Flexible Spray-coated Antennas.” Ieee Access 6: 62050–62061.
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Thielens, A., Deckman, I., Aminzadeh, R., Arias, A. C., & Rabaey, J. M. (2018). Fabrication and characterization of flexible spray-coated antennas. IEEE ACCESS, 6, 62050–62061.
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Thielens A, Deckman I, Aminzadeh R, Arias AC, Rabaey JM. Fabrication and characterization of flexible spray-coated antennas. IEEE ACCESS. Piscataway: Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc; 2018;6:62050–61.
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Thielens, Arno et al. “Fabrication and Characterization of Flexible Spray-coated Antennas.” IEEE ACCESS 6 (2018): 62050–62061. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the potential of using spray coating as a methodology for flexible antenna fabrication. The methodology has advantages compared with other antenna-printing techniques, such as screen-printing and gravure printing (more flexibility in design), or inkjet printing (faster production). The methodology is demonstrated using two different types of folded dipole antennas that are designed to operate in the ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) band. Both antennas show good agreement between simulation and measurement of the spray-coated samples in terms of power reflection coefficient and gain. The two folded dipoles, with and without ground plane, show comparable performance in terms of gain, as similar antennas found in literature. The folded dipole on a ground plane is more stable near conductive surfaces and on the human body. Given these results, we conclude that spray coating is a good technique for printing small to medium sized batches of antennas.},
  author       = {Thielens, Arno and Deckman, Igal and Aminzadeh, Reza and Arias, Ana C. and Rabaey, Jan M.},
  issn         = {2169-3536},
  journal      = {IEEE ACCESS},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {62050--62061},
  publisher    = {Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc},
  title        = {Fabrication and characterization of flexible spray-coated antennas},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2876286},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2018},
}

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