An investigation of meshed printed monopoles for optically-transparent antennas

An investigation of meshed printed monopoles for optically-transparent antennas

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.

Wagih, Mahmoud

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March 2021

Wagih, Mahmoud

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Wagih, Mahmoud

(2021)

An investigation of meshed printed monopoles for optically-transparent antennas.

In General Assembly of the International Radio Science Union (URSI GASS).

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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.

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