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Microstrip antennas for wireless communication in smart structures and active damping
Author(s): Farshad Khorrami; Nirod K. Das; Said Nourbakhsh
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Paper Abstract

One of the critical issues in embedding smart patches (i.e., integrated sensors, actuators, electronics, and control) in smart structures is power delivery and communications to and from the patches. In this paper, design and experimentation of microstrip antenna elements and arrays integrated with piezoelectric substrates for novel wireless communication in smart structures are presented. Furthermore, we will discuss the general concept, analysis and design of microstrip antennas in a multilayered dielectric-piezoelectric environment, experimental demonstration of remote sensing and actuation mechanism, and address important considerations and potential practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3046, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (19 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276631
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Farshad Khorrami, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
Nirod K. Das, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
Said Nourbakhsh, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3046:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan; Paul J. McWhorter, Editor(s)

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