Repeatability of Embroidered Patch Antennas

Authors: Shiyu Zhang

Source: FERMAT, Volume 01, Communication 11, Jan_Feb, 2014

Abstract: The repeatability of the embroidery technology in fabricating wearable antenna is discussed in this paper. Two groups of rectangular microstrip antennas have been embroidered by conductive threads with different stitch spacings. Each group contains 8 identical antennas with 16 antennas in total. The repeatability of resonate frequency, bandwidth, gain, antenna efficiency, radiation pattern and cross-polarization are measured for different stitch spacings. The results demonstrate the potential of applying embroidery to antenna mass manufacture.

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Repeatability of Embroidered Patch Antennas