High-frequency characteristics of short-wavelength transmission line on polyether sulfone thin film for a realization of transparent flexible wireless communication device Yun, Young;
This work presents an investigation of the radio frequency characteristics of an FTLPGS (fishbone-type transmission line employing periodic ground structure) fabricated on PES (polyether sulfone) for the realization of a transparent flexible wireless communication device. According to the results, the FTLPGS on PES showed a shorter wavelength characteristic when compared with a conventional coplanar waveguide. Concretely, the wavelength of the FTLPGS was 1.91 mm at 50 GHz, which was 48.5% of the conventional coplanar waveguide. The bandwidth extraction result showed that the passband of the FTLPGS on PES was 250 GHz. Unlike conventional periodic structures, the characteristic impedance of the FTLPGS on PES also showed a very low frequency dependency. A miniaturization of the RF circuit on the PES substrate was made possible by the FTLPGS on PES having shown characteristic impedance lower than that of conventional transmission lines. These results mean that, with a broadband operation frequency, the FTLPGS on PES is a suitable construction application for the transmission line and distributed passive components.
Flexible wireless communication device;Polyether sulfone (PES);Fishbone-type Transmission Line employing periodic ground structure;bandwidth;
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