Posted: 02-06-2024

Location: U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Adelphi Laboratory Center 

Level: Graduate Student

General Topic: Computer Science/Electrical Engineering 

Description of Research: In the next generation of wireless communication systems, electronic devices are becoming smaller and thinner, which results in less space for antennas. However, miniaturized antennas will suffer from low radiation efficiencies due to smaller footprint. In this abstract, we are looking at the concept of transparent antenna. It means that the antenna is invisible to the human eye. Thus, by incorporating the invisible antenna to the frame of electronic devices, we don’t necessarily have to sacrifice the real estate for a smaller antenna with much less ideal performance. We can utilize the whole area of the device’s frame for the antenna if needed since the antenna is transparent. To validate the feasibility of this concept, we will design and simulate the wire grid antenna. The optical transparent rate can be adjusted by tuning the grid patterns such as, grid widths and spacing. The efficiency of the antenna will be studied with different conductive paste, such as Cu, or Ag paste.    

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