Tapered Meander Line Antenna for Maximum Efficiency and Minimal Environmental Impact

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Title Tapered Meander Line Antenna for Maximum Efficiency and Minimal Environmental Impact
Author Mohammadzadeh Galehdar, Amir Abas; Thiel, David Victor; O'Keefe, Steven Gregory
Journal Name IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Piscataway USA
Publisher IEEE
Abstract The environmental impact of mass produced, disposable antennas is a major consideration in such areas as RFID, cellular telephones and keyless entry devices. The selection of environmentally benign materials and low energy manufacturing impacts the efficiency of antennas. This letter outlines a design methodology based on tapering printed meander line antennas to gain maximum efficiency within a fixed area. The strategy involves an iterative optimization technique in which the thickness of each segment is changed proportionally with the current in each segment of the line. At 860 MHz, the same efficiency can be achieved with 50% of the conductive material. Alternatively, the efficiency can be increased without increasing the volume of conducting material.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7727
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAWP.2009.2014887
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Volume 8
Page from 244
Page to 247
ISSN 1536-1225
Date Accessioned 2009-07-07
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Antenna Technology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/25942
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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