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Carbon Nanotube Composites for Wideband Millimeter-Wave Antenna Applications

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Carbon Nanotube Composites for Wideband Millimeter-Wave Antenna Applications

Mehdipour, Aidin and Rosca, Iosif D. and Sebak, Abdel-Razik and Trueman, Christopher W. and Hoa, Suong V. (2011) Carbon Nanotube Composites for Wideband Millimeter-Wave Antenna Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 59 (10). pp. 3572-3578. ISSN 0018-926X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2011.2163755

Abstract

In this paper, we explore using carbon nanotube (CNT) composite material for wideband millimeter-wave antenna applications. An accurate electromagnetic model of the composite antenna is developed using Microwave Studio for numerical analysis. Good agreement between computed and measured results is shown for both copper and CNT antennas, and their performance is compared. The CNT antenna shows stable gain and radiation patterns over the 24 to 34 GHz frequency range. The dispersion characteristics of the CNT antenna show its suitability for wideband communication systems. Using a quarter-wave matched T-junction as feed network, a two-element CNT antenna array is realized and the performance is compared with a copper antenna. The housing effect on the performance of the CNT antenna is shown to be much lower than for the copper antenna.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Mehdipour, Aidin and Rosca, Iosif D. and Sebak, Abdel-Razik and Trueman, Christopher W. and Hoa, Suong V.
Journal or Publication:IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Date:2011
ID Code:974490
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:31 Jul 2012 13:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2012 13:23
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