Radiation Characteristics of a Flexible Bow-tie Antenna

Durgun A. C. , Balanis C. A. , Birtcher C. R. , Allee D. R.

IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Washington, United States Of America, 3 - 08 July 2011, pp.1239-1242 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/aps.2011.5996511
  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1239-1242


This paper presents simulation and measurement of a flexible bow-tie which is fabricated at the Flexible Display Center (FDC) of Arizona State University (ASU). The substrate is heat stabilized polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) which allows the antenna to be flexible. The antenna is flexed in the form of a cylinder and its radiation properties are obtained for different radii of curvature. The return loss, radiation patterns and realized gain of the flexed antenna were compared with those of the flat antenna.