Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of a Novel Type of Inkjet-Printed Pixel Antennas

Guler, Sadri
Karaosmanoglu, Bariscan
Ergül, Özgür Salih
We present a novel type of pixel antennas that are suitable for fabrication in low-cost setups based on commercial inkjet printers. The proposed antennas involve hexagonal cells that can be removed in accordance with rigorous optimizations via genetic algorithms that are supported by full-wave solutions with the multilevel fast multipole algorithm. Optimal pixel configurations are determined precisely for desired electrical characteristics, such as low power-reflection values at required frequencies. Measurements on fabricated samples demonstrate the effectiveness of the optimizations, as well as the favorable characteristics of the hexagonal-cell pixel antennas that fully benefit from the advantages of low-cost inkjet printing.


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S. Guler, B. Karaosmanoglu, and Ö. S. Ergül, “Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of a Novel Type of Inkjet-Printed Pixel Antennas,” PROGRESS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH LETTERS, pp. 51–55, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: