A New Class of Reconfigurable Origami Antennas Based on E-Textile Embroidery

Shreyas Chaudhari, Saad Alharbi, Chengzhe Zou, Hamil Shah, Ryan L. Harne, Asimina Kiourti

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Abstract

We introduce a new class of Origami-based tessellated antennas whose RF characteristics can be self-tuned by reconfiguration of the antenna shape. To enable mechanical flexibility and robustness, the antennas are fabricated using automated embroidery of silver-coated polymer E-threads. As a proof-of-concept, an E-textile accordion-dipole is fabricated, and shown to vary its resonance frequency in the 627 MHz to 991 MHz range. The proposed tessellated, E-textile antennas can be easily integrated into clothing and mechanical structures, providing a non-invasive way of quantifying deformation for a wide range of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages183-184
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671023
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/8/187/13/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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