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Printed Antenna on Flexible Low-Cost PET Substrate for UHF Applications

By Diego Betancourt and Joaquin Castan
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 38, 129-140, 2013


This paper introduces a flexible antenna, printed on a low-cost Polyethylene Terephtalate (PET) substrate for UHF applications. The RF characteristics of the PET substrate are examined using a microstrip resonator to characterize the substrate's relative permittivity and the loss tangent at UHF band. The PET substrate is used to print an antenna designed to work in the 868 ISM-Band. The printing process described is carried out using a semi-industrial roll-to-roll (R2R) machine with mass production capability. The fabricated dipole antenna was mounted on cylindrical objects made from several materials such as paper and glass, and its RF characteristics were measured and discussed.


Diego Betancourt and Joaquin Castan, "Printed Antenna on Flexible Low-Cost PET Substrate for UHF Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 38, 129-140, 2013.


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