Metamaterial-inspired electrically small antennas integrated into structural materials

Kelvin J. Nicholson, Thomas C. Baum, Kamran Ghorbani, Richard W Ziolkowski

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Abstract

An electrically small Egyptian axe dipole antenna has been designed and integrated into a glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP), a structural material now commonly found in most mobile platforms. The integration is accomplished by sewing the antenna with conductive threads into the GFRP prepreg and accounting for dimensional variations after curing under high temperature and pressure in an autoclave. The simulated and measured reflection coefficient values and radiated field patterns are in good agreement. These comparisons demonstrate that the antenna is nearly completely matched to the source without any matching circuit and radiates as an electric dipole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9784885523038
StatePublished - Apr 4 2016
EventInternational Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2015 - Hobart, Australia
Duration: Nov 9 2015Nov 12 2015

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2015
CountryAustralia
CityHobart
Period11/9/1511/12/15

Keywords

  • electrically small antenna
  • glass fiber reinforced polymer
  • metamaterial-inspired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Radiation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nicholson, K. J., Baum, T. C., Ghorbani, K., & Ziolkowski, R. W. (2016). Metamaterial-inspired electrically small antennas integrated into structural materials. In 2015 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2015 [7447306] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..