15 July 2004 Laser fabrication of GPS conformal antennas
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Proceedings Volume 5339, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532005
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become a mature technology and is continually being applied in new and more demanding applications. A current effort in this area is the development of compact, durable but lightweight GPS antennas on conformal surfaces for handheld devices. Because modeling the electromagnetic performance of these antennas is often difficult, prototypes are typically built, measured and redesigned in an iterative process. We demonstrate the fabrication of a GPS conformal antenna under ambient-temperature conditions using a combination of laser micromachining and/or laser direct-write processes. The electromagnetic behavior of the antennas is then characterized and the design of the antenna structures is further optimized. Pattern simulations and input impedance measurements of the antenna are presented that demonstrate the usefulness and success of the iterative process made possible with this fabrication technique
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Raymond C. Y. Auyeung, Raymond C. Y. Auyeung, Michael W. Nurnberger, Michael W. Nurnberger, David J. Wendland, David J. Wendland, Alberto Pique, Alberto Pique, Craig B. Arnold, Craig B. Arnold, Anthony R. Abbott, Anthony R. Abbott, Larry C. Schuette, Larry C. Schuette, } "Laser fabrication of GPS conformal antennas", Proc. SPIE 5339, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III, (15 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.532005; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532005


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