Design of a Circularly Polarized Galileo E6-Band Textile Antenna by Dedicated Multiobjective Constrained Pareto Optimization

International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. 2015;2015 DOI 10.1155/2015/895963

 

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Journal Title: International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

ISSN: 1687-5869 (Print); 1687-5877 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | Social Sciences: Transportation and communications: Cellular telephone services industry. Wireless telephone industry

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Arnaut Dierck (Electromagnetics Group, Department of Information Technology, iMinds-Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)
Frederick Declercq (Electromagnetics Group, Department of Information Technology, iMinds-Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)
Thomas Vervust (Centre for Microsystems Technology, IMEC-Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)
Hendrik Rogier (Electromagnetics Group, Department of Information Technology, iMinds-Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Designing textile antennas for real-life applications requires a design strategy that is able to produce antennas that are optimized over a wide bandwidth for often conflicting characteristics, such as impedance matching, axial ratio, efficiency, and gain, and, moreover, that is able to account for the variations that apply for the characteristics of the unconventional materials used in smart textile systems. In this paper, such a strategy, incorporating a multiobjective constrained Pareto optimization, is presented and applied to the design of a Galileo E6-band antenna with optimal return loss and wide-band axial ratio characteristics. Subsequently, different prototypes of the optimized antenna are fabricated and measured to validate the proposed design strategy.