Design and experiment of optical transparent microstrip antenna on glass and polycarbonate substrates

Shih Ming Yang, Chien Chun Hung, J. C. Jung

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Abstract

Microstrip antennas have the advantages of light weight, low profile, and conformal to the attached surface with antenna feed line. This work presents the design of transparent microstrip antennas by In2O3:Sn thin film on glass and polycarbonate substrates. The transparent conducting thin films of 21-300 nm thickness deposited by magnetron sputtering are measured by X-ray diffraction for microstructure, 4-point probe for electrical resistance, and spectrometer for optical transmittance. Analyses show that the 2.4 GHz antenna can achieve 5.1 and 4.7 dB antenna gain on glass (1.2 mm) and polycarbonate (0.7 mm) substrate, respectively. Experimental verification on glass substrate shows that the antenna achieves 3.1 dB gain and 86% optical transmittance on 550 nm wave length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-172
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Society for Information Display
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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