An inkjet-printed MMW frequency-reconfigurable antenna on a flexible PET substrate for 5G wireless systems

S. F. Jilani, A. Alomainy

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Abstract

This paper presents a compact and efficient millimetre-wave (MMW) frequency-reconfigurable antenna for two significant fifth generation (5G) bands. The flexible antenna is designed on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate and fabricated by inkjet printing using silver nanoparticle ink. The proposed geometry consists of a slotted T-shaped patch provided by a coplanar waveguide (CPW) feeding. Two switches are used in the slots to reconfigure the operating frequency between the 28- and 38-GHz bands. The rectangular aperture in the ground distributes the radiation on front and back surface of the antenna. High efficiency and reasonable gain suggests the proposed antenna well-suited for 5G flexible, conformal, and wearable applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
EditionCP732
ISBN (Electronic)9781785614217, 9781785615030, 9781785616624, 9781785616723, 9781785616990, 9781785617072
ISBN (Print)9781785615078, 9781785615153
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017 - Loughborough, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 13 Nov 201714 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
NumberCP732
Volume2017

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityLoughborough
Period13 Nov 201714 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Antenna
  • Inkjet
  • Reconfigurable
  • Wireless

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