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Flexible, Reconfigurable and Wearable Antennas Integrated with Artificial Magnetic Conducting Surfaces

Abstract Flexibility, reconfigurability and wearability technologies for antenna designs are presented, investigated and merged in this work. Prior to the design of these radiating elements, a study is conducted on several flexible substrates and how to fabricate flexible devices. Furthermore, the integration of active devices into the flexible substrates is also investigated. A new approach of designing inkjet-printed flexible reconfigurable antennas, based on the concept of printed slot elements, is proposed. An alternate technique to reconfigure the folded slot antenna is also reported. The proposed radiator works for both Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) applications. The flexible rec... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Saeed, Saud (Author) / Balanis, Constantine A. (Advisor) / Palais, Joseph C. (Committee member) / Aberle, James T. (Committee member) / Reisslein, Martin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Artificial Magnetic Conductors (AMCs) / Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures / Flexible Antennas / MIMO Antennas / Reconfigurable Antennas / Wearable Antennas
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 124 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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