Multilayer and conformal antennas using synthetic dielectric substrates

E Navarro, A Luximon, IJ Craddock, DL Paul, M Dean

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Multilayer antennas - for example, stacked patches - often employ low permittivity substrates, such as foams. These foams, however, tend to be fragile, difficult to glue, and difficult to bend. In a previous contribution, the authors described how a Duroid substrate may be drilled in order to obtain a low permittivity synthetic dielectric. This paper shows, by means of both practical and numerical experiments, the results of using such a substrate in a range of multilayer antennas.
Translated title of the contributionMultilayer and conformal antennas using synthetic dielectric substrates
Original languageEnglish
Article numberIssue 4
Pages (from-to)905 - 908
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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  • conformal
  • finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)
  • synthetic dielectric
  • multi-layer antennas


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