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A novel 3-D printed loop antenna using flexible NinjaFlex material for wearable and IoT applications

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2015 IEEE 24th Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2015
KustantajaInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Sivut171-174
Sivumäärä4
ISBN (elektroninen)9781479936410
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 3 joulukuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma24th IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2015 - San Jose, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 25 lokakuuta 201528 lokakuuta 2015

Conference

Conference24th IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2015
MaaYhdysvallat
KaupunkiSan Jose
Ajanjakso25/10/1528/10/15

Tiivistelmä

A stretchable, flexible loop antenna working at 2.4GHz ISM band was fabricated by the additive manufacturing (AM) 3-D printing technology. NinjaFlex, a flexible 3-D printable material was utilized for the first time as a 3-D hemi-sphere substrate for the loop antenna. A 3-D printer based on the Fused Diffusion Modelling (FDM) technology was employed to 3-D print the substrate material. The resonance frequency of the antenna shifts in response to the applied force which makes the configuration suitable for the wireless strain sensing application. The proposed antenna was designed for wearable electronics application such as health monitoring earrings. Hence it was designed in such a way that it maintains the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of the human head tissues within the assigned standard limits when placed near human replicating head. The proposed antenna system could be useful in the additively manufactured wearable packaging and IoT applications.