31 Jan '14, 9pm

Teams Apply Paper-Folding Techniques to Next-Generation Antennas via @MicrowavesRF

Teams Apply Paper-Folding Techniques to Next-Generation Antennas via @MicrowavesRF

The traditional Japanese paper-folding art of origami is currently being applied to an entirely non-traditional idea: the creation of compact and efficient antennas. Researchers at Florida International University (FIU) and Georgia Technology Research Institute (GTRI) have joined forces to work toward the development of unique antenna shapes. When folded flat, they only take up a couple of centimeters. Yet these antennas can expand into much larger spaces to provide powerful, ultra-broadband capabilities. Support for this research is provided by a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation. The teams are led by Stavros Georgakopoulos, assistant professor at FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , and Manos Tentzeris, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering . Like traditional origami, this approach uses pape...

Full article: http://mwrf.com/passive-components/teams-apply-paper-fold...

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