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Dual-Band Wearable Fluidic Antenna With Metasurface Embedded In A PDMS Substrate

Muhammad Nazrin, Ramli and Ping, Jack Soh and Mohd Faizal, Jamlos and Herwansyah, Lago and Norazizan, Mohd Aziz and Azremi, Abdullah Al-Hadi (2017) Dual-Band Wearable Fluidic Antenna With Metasurface Embedded In A PDMS Substrate. Applied Physics A, 123 (149). pp. 123-149. ISSN 0947-8396 (Print) 1432-0630 (Online)

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Abstract

A flexible fluidic antenna with an artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) plane is presented in this work. The overall structure is embedded in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), while the radiator is fabricated using eutectic gallium indium alloy (EGaIn) conductor. This radiator operating over an AMC plane is designed based on a rectangular patch which is integrated with slot and slits to enable dual-band WLAN ISM (2.4 and 5.8 GHz) operation, while maintaining a compact form. The integration of the AMC plane behind the proposed antenna reduced backward radiation towards the human users and improved gains. The evaluation of the antenna integrated with the AMC plane indicated satisfactory performance in terms of reflection coefficient, bandwidth and radiation patterns.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS); artificial magnetic conductor (AMC); antenna
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 02:46
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 02:46
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18431
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