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Study of LDPE/Al2O3 composite material as substrate for microstrip antenna
Author(s): Debashis Sarmah; N. S. Bhattacharyya; S. Bhattacharyya; J. P. Gogoi
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Paper Abstract

Low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Alumina (Al2O3) composite systems have been studied as an alternate substrate for microstrip patch antennas (MPA). Morphological, thermal and microwave characterizations of the composites are carried out for different volume fractions of Al2O3 in the LDPE matrix. The size and the distribution of alumina particles are quite uniform in the composite. Enhancement of thermal and microwave properties of the composite over the parent polymer is observed. Simple rectangular MPA in X-band is fabricated on the composite material to verify its applicability as substrates for MPA. A return loss of ~ -26dB is observed at the design frequency.

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Date Published: 28 January 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8760, International Conference on Communication and Electronics System Design, 876020 (28 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012357
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Debashis Sarmah, Tezpur Univ. (India)
N. S. Bhattacharyya, Tezpur Univ. (India)
S. Bhattacharyya, Tezpur Univ. (India)
J. P. Gogoi, Tezpur Univ. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8760:
International Conference on Communication and Electronics System Design
Vijay Janyani; M. Salim; K. K. Sharma, Editor(s)

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