Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of Broadband Inkjet-Printed Log-Periodic Antennas


Dolapci T., MUTLU F. , ERGÜL Ö. S.

4th International Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference (EMC Turkiye), Ankara, Turkey, 24 - 27 September 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey

Abstract

We present design and computational analysis of log-periodic antennas that are fabricated by using low-cost inkjet printing technology. The designed antennas operate in the 1.5-2.5 GHz range and are suitable for diverse applications, including energy harvesting at WiFi and GSM bands. Suitable designs are fabricated by using silver-based inks in standard commercial printers. Despite the challenges in both design and fabrication processes, we demonstrate log-periodic antennas with desired operating properties at the target frequencies. Details of the design procedures, parametric analysis, as well as simulation and measurement results are presented.