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Passive antenna systems printable on conformable supports

Hong Duc Nguyen 1, 2
Lab-STICC - Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance
Abstract : In recent years, due to the growing demand for lighter, smaller and cheaper electronic products Inside portable devices, clothing and packaging materials, flexible electronics is emerging on the commercial market as a new generation of electronics. Conventional rigid substrates will be replaced by thin, flexible, low-cost materials such as paper, polymer, and plastic for the manufacturing of components and circuits. Concurrently with the powerful development of flexible electronics, the future electronic devices have drastically demanded more wireless systems in order to offer multiple services and applications (ZigBee/Z-Wave, WLAN, DECT, Bluetooth, RF4CE, 3G/4G, etc.). Because of the integration of a great number of antennas to satisfy the operation of all these applications, the connectivities thus become a big challenge for cost constraints. This is the reason why we would like to replace the entire interconnection system with the PCB mainboard by a homogeneous, collective technology.This thesis work aims at developing "green", low-cost and innovative technology devoted to the design and realization of antenna systems and interconnections on flexible materials (such as paper) based on conductive inks and additive manufacturing processes like printing. The scientific challenge lies on the design of spatially distributed antenna systems on the internal plastic sidewall of the electronics box in the form of 3D RF stickers and directly connected to the PCB mainboard by an innovative, low-cost solution for wireless multimedia applications in the frequency range of 1.8-6 GHz.
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Hong Duc Nguyen. Passive antenna systems printable on conformable supports. Electronics. Ecole nationale supérieure Mines-Télécom Atlantique, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018IMTA0075⟩. ⟨tel-02051066⟩



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