Feasibility analysis of additive manufacturing method for Graphene nano-conductive ink based super solar body mounting printed patch antenna structures in cubesat and aerospace applications

  1. Prasanna RamORCID Logo,
  2. Rachel Jeeva Light RajakumaranORCID Logo,
  3. Rashika Chithoor Santharam,
  4. Jahnavi Nancheri and
  5. Monika Gayathri Ogirala

Submitting author affiliation: Vel Tech University, Chennai, India

Beilstein Arch. 2019, 201993. https://doi.org/10.3762/bxiv.2019.93.v1

Published 28 Aug 2019

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In this project, a nano material based printed patch antenna structure has been integrated with a solar panel without affecting the optical efficiency of the solar panel. The proposed prototype is having the property of both antenna and solar module functionality. A Graphene based CPW fed E-Shaped microstrip patch antenna which has a return loss of -48.43dB at resonant frequency of 2.1GHz which is best suitable for UMTS-2100 Band (2.15GHz – 2.18GHz), GSM (2.15GHz – 2.18GHz) applications is printed on the solar panel using screen printing technique. In this project, conventional copper-based antennas are replaced with graphene-based antennas due to various advantages. In this experiment, the feasibility of material based body mounting antenna structure printing method is analyzed. This proposed design model is best suitable for satellites where antennas occupy one-third of the satellite’s size. By mounting the small printed antennas on the solar panel, the space complexity of the satellite system gets reduced by one-third of its initial dimensions.

Keywords: Antenna characteristics; Body mounted antenna; Graphene nano conductive ink; Microstrip patch antenna; Screen printing

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Ram, P.; Rajakumaran, R. J. L.; Chithoor Santharam, R.; Nancheri, J.; Ogirala, M. G. Beilstein Arch. 2019, 201993. doi:10.3762/bxiv.2019.93.v1

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