A Thick Origami Traveling Wave Antenna
Keywords:antenna, circular polarization, hinge, thick origami, travelling wave antenna
This paper presents a thick origami foldable traveling wave antenna. A typical microstrip rampart-line antenna is appropriately modified to enable folding/unfolding capability using a surrogate hinge. This antenna is designed on a 1:5 mmthick FR4 substrate circularly polarized at 3:4 GHz and exhibits a peak gain of approximately 2:85 dB at broadside.
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