Novel Wearable Radio-Frequency Antennas Based on Woven Conductive Fabrics

2018-11-02
Dolapci, Turker
Baloglu, M. Sezgin
Mutlu, Feza
Ergül, Özgür Salih
In this study, a new practical method for fast fabrication of low-cost wearable antennas is introduced. The antennas are directly cut from woven conductive fabrics, while their terminals are connected to microchips by using a repair glue. Following simple trials to demonstrate the fabrication procedure, high-performance radio-frequency antennas that are suitable for the proposed method are designed in a simulation environment based on the multilevel fast multipole algorithm and genetic algorithms. Simulations and measurements on fabricated samples demonstrate very good agreement, showing the feasibility of low-cost, lightweight, flexible, and wearable antennas to be fabricated via the proposed approach.

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Citation Formats
T. Dolapci, M. S. Baloglu, F. Mutlu, and Ö. S. Ergül, “Novel Wearable Radio-Frequency Antennas Based on Woven Conductive Fabrics,” presented at the 18th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), İstanbul, Turkey, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/56082.