International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Flexible and Conformal Antennas and Applications


Status
Published

Lead Editor

1Texas State University, San Marcos, USA

2NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, USA

3Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, USA

4University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA


Flexible and Conformal Antennas and Applications

Description

Flexible and conformal electronics is an emerging technology field that has attracted immense interest due to the potential for cross-cutting applications in areas such as aerospace, biomedicine, and the automobile industry. There are numerous ongoing research efforts in flexible antenna technology since these antennas can enable communications in curved surfaces not suitable for traditional rigid antennas. These antennas also exhibit wide adaptability, low mass density, small volume, light weight, and low cost. A considerable effort is being carried out on the novel antenna configurations exhibiting agile operating frequencies, tunable bandwidth, switchable polarization, and reconfigurable radiation pattern. Some of the most significant research efforts include membrane-based antennas that attach and interconnect electronics chips onto the antenna surface, approaches of achieving conformal/flexible antennas utilizing printed circuit board (PCB), textile-based wearable antennas, 3D printed antennas based on nanomaterials, such as nanosilver ink, nanocopper ink, and graphene, and flexible antennas based on transferred 2D graphene sheet. For active antennas (such as phased-array antennas), flexibility in high-speed digital switching, amplifiers, and digital beamforming networks are important aspects as well.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand and develop flexible antennas. We are particularly interested in articles describing new technologies to develop flexible antennas, advances in nanomaterials, and new insights into active high-speed flexible electronics components.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Recent developments in novel flexible antenna research
  • 3D and 4D printed antennas and structures
  • 2D nanomaterial based antennas
  • Flexible membrane antennas and structures
  • Flexible phased-array antennas including flexible electronics components and beam forming networks for phased-array antennas
  • Flexible antennas and sensors for body-centric wireless sensing systems
  • Ultra-wideband flexible antennas
  • Reconfigurable flexible antennas
  • Computational modeling and simulation of flexible antennas

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6367571
  • - Editorial

Flexible and Conformal Antennas and Applications

Maggie Y. Chen | Félix A. Miranda | ... | Xuejun Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9815631
  • - Review Article

Material Selection and Fabrication Processes for Flexible Conformal Antennas

Mahmuda Akter Monne | Xing Lan | Maggie Yihong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4315128
  • - Research Article

Design of Low-Complexity Hybrid Precoder and Inkjet-Printed Antenna Array for Massive MIMO Downlink Systems

Subitha D | Mathana J M
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4517848
  • - Research Article

Inkjet-Printed Flexible MEMS Switches for Phased-Array Antennas

Mahmuda Akter Monne | Xing Lan | ... | Maggie Yihong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5172960
  • - Research Article

Miniaturized Printed Inverted-F Antenna for Internet of Things: A Design on PCB with a Meandering Line and Shorting Strip

Cheuk Yin Cheung | Joseph S. M. Yuen | Steve W. Y. Mung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3748623
  • - Research Article

Accurate 3D Mapping Algorithm for Flexible Antennas

Saed Asaly | Boaz Ben-Moshe | Nir Shvalb
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9790143
  • - Research Article

A Ring-Focus Antenna with Splash Plate in Ka-Band

Laiding Zhao | Xiaodong Bai | ... | Jidong Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3241581
  • - Research Article

Low-Cost Printed Flexible Antenna by Using an Office Printer for Conformal Applications

Kashif Nisar Paracha | Sharul Kamal Abdul Rahim | ... | Yew Chiong Lo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9359528
  • - Review Article

Printable Materials for the Realization of High Performance RF Components: Challenges and Opportunities

Eva S. Rosker | Rajinder Sandhu | ... | Jesse Tice
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7516323
  • - Research Article

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Active Skin Antenna with 3D Printing Array Framework

Jinzhu Zhou | Haitao Li | ... | Zhiheng Cai
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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Acceptance rate30%
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CiteScore2.300
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