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A Comparative Study of Material Leucaena Leucocephala Stem Wood Plastic Composite (Wpc) Substrate with Fr4 Substrate Throughout Single Patch Antenna Design

By Ahmad Azlan, Muhammad Kamal Badrun, Mohd Tarmizi Ali, Zaiki Awang, Zakiah Bt. Md Saad, and Aziati Husna Awang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 59, 151-166, 2014


The fabrication of single square patch antenna for proposed Leucaena Leucocephala (``Petai Belalang'') Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) substrate board (PB Substrate board) and FR4 substrate board is presented in this paper. The experiment objective is to measure the performance of an antenna fabricated on the FR4 and PB substrate (proposed substrate) by comparing the performance in terms of material's dielectric constant and electron mobility and antennas' loss tangent, return loss (S11), radiation pattern and practical antenna transmitting performance. The new substrate compositions of Leucaena Leucocephala stem and polypropylene (PP) are 30% and 70% consecutively. The result for 150 μm (sample B) indicates stability on most dielectric constant (εr =3.02), loss tangent (Tanδ=0.029) and electron mobility (5.31x103 cm2/Vs), with the consistency of antenna result, between simulation and measurement. All results obtained will be analyzed and displayed in the form of data and graphs.


Ahmad Azlan, Muhammad Kamal Badrun, Mohd Tarmizi Ali, Zaiki Awang, Zakiah Bt. Md Saad, and Aziati Husna Awang, "A Comparative Study of Material Leucaena Leucocephala Stem Wood Plastic Composite (Wpc) Substrate with Fr4 Substrate Throughout Single Patch Antenna Design," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 59, 151-166, 2014.


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