Multi-functional composite metamaterial-inspired EEAD antenna for structural applications

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

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Abstract

An electrically small, load-bearing Egyptian axe dipole (EAD) antenna has been sewn into a low loss, pure quartz glass composite material to investigate its performance. Previous investigations of embroidered Egyptian axe dipole antennas indicated that the dielectric losses of the associated epoxy-based composite, in conjunction with the high effective surface resistance of the conductive textile threads, significantly degrade their performance. Simulations of the EAD antenna using a composite sandwich structure based on an advanced embroidery technique and the much lower loss quartz fabric have shown that a realized gain of 0.9 dBi is possible, a dramatic improvement over previous realizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages144-147
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509002672
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2016
EventIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016 - Cocoa Beach, United States
Duration: Feb 29 2016Mar 2 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016

Other

OtherIEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, iWAT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach
Period2/29/163/2/16

Keywords

  • Composite structures
  • Electrically small antennas
  • Glass fiber reinforced polymer
  • Metamaterial-inspired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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