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Low-cost microfluidics-enabled tunable loop antenna using inkjet-printing technologies

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
KustantajaInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (elektroninen)9788890701856
TilaJulkaistu - 27 elokuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 - Lisbon, Portugali
Kesto: 13 toukokuuta 201517 toukokuuta 2015

Conference

Conference9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
MaaPortugali
KaupunkiLisbon
Ajanjakso13/05/1517/05/15

Tiivistelmä

A low-cost and disposable loop antenna is proposed, which consists of a microfluidics-enabled tunable square loop and a microfluidics-enabled tunable balun to guarantee a similar radiation pattern over a reconfigurable 'liquid-controlled' frequency range. By inserting different fluids over partial sections of the loop and the balun, the proposed antenna can achieve a frequency range of 2.28 GHz for water filled channel to 2.45 GHz for empty channel. The proposed antenna is fabricated in a low-cost and non-cleanroom process by integrating inkjet-printing with laser-etching techniques. This antenna can be used as a fluid sensor for biomedical or chemical assay, as well as a tunable antenna for communication applications. The microfluidics-enabled tunable embedded balun can be applied independently as a wideband balun for various communication, sensing and biomonitoring applications.