An Investigation of Meshed Printed Monopoles for Optically-Transparent Antennas

Wagih, M. (2021) An Investigation of Meshed Printed Monopoles for Optically-Transparent Antennas. In: XXXIV General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI) (URSI GASS 2021), Rome, Italy, 28 August - 4 September 2021,

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Meshed antennas have recently attracted interest for applications where optical-transparency is required [1]. For additively manufactured antennas, the conductive ink used and subsequently the cost of the antenna can be significantly reduced by meshing the antenna’s conductors and ground plane [2]. Despite their wide presence in microstrip patch antennas [3] and more recently for complex-impedance dipoles [2], wide-band coplanar waveguide (CPW) antennas have not been explored with meshed radiators or ground planes. In this paper, a 2.4 GHz monopole is designed and characterized numerically and experimentally for various mesh fill-factors, showing over 2.3 dBi measured gain for up to 93% theoretical transparency.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wagih, Dr Mahmoud
Authors: Wagih, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:General Assembly of the International Radio Science Union (URSI GASS)
Published Online:01 March 2021
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