Knitted, textile, high impedance surface with integrated conducting vias

Tennant, A., Hurley, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0521-7156 and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2013. Knitted, textile, high impedance surface with integrated conducting vias. Electronics Letters, 49 (1), pp. 8-10. ISSN 0013-5194

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An experimental, microwave high impedance surface (HIS) manufactured from a combination of both conducting and insulating yarns using commercial, computerised flat-bed knitting machines is presented. The HIS consists of a knitted, conducting ground plane, a polyester spacer layer and a knitted, conducting patterned top surface. The structure also contains vias that link the conducting elements of the top layer to the ground plane. The entire structure (including the vias) is knitted in one continuous process that is both low cost and highly efficient in terms of manufacturing time. Measurements of the surface wave transmission properties of the knitted, textile HIS are made and data are presented that show that the HIS prevents surface wave transmission over a band of frequencies between 4 and 5GHz.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Electronics Letters
Creators: Tennant, A., Hurley, W. and Dias, T.
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Date: 3 January 2013
Volume: 49
Number: 1
ISSN: 0013-5194
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 28 Nov 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 14:41

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