• Soft Graphene-Based Antennas for Ultrawideband Wireless Communication

Ozden Yenigun, Elif, Labiano, Isidoro I., Ergoktas, Muhammed S, Toomey, Anne, Kocabas, Coskun and Alomainy, Akram, 2019, Conference or Workshop, Soft Graphene-Based Antennas for Ultrawideband Wireless Communication at 7th Edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles & Mass Customisation, Marrakesh, 13-15 November 2019.

Abstract or Description:

Ensuring user-friendliness and the seamless integration of technology into the fabric is a key challenge both for academics and industry participants. Thus, textiles that provide a seamless command-oriented user interface, and are capable of wireless communication have been an increasingly popular topic in recent years. In the field of textile antennas, patch antennas either with the use of embroidering techniques, conductive fabrics or inkjet-printing are leading the way over traditional bulky antennas.

However, there are still significant problems in additive antenna fabrication such as the need to use metallic components as the conductive element which quickly becoming corroded and oxidised and also lead to high material costs.
The main objective of this study is to develop graphene-based antennas for smart textiles that push the state-of-the-art in wireless body-centric systems, by utilising traditional textile manufacturing techniques. Hence, this research suggests a graphene-based antenna on a textile substrate, where the conformity of the antenna is highly desirable for wearable and body-centric applications. The designed antenna consists of a coplanar-waveguide-fed planar inverted cone-shaped patch geometry, aiming at ultrawideband antennas that work in a wide spectrum from 3.1 to 10.6GHz.

Subjects: Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 796640.
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 11:00
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4293
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