Introduction to Conducting Polymers in Designing Microstrip Patch Antenna for 5.8 GHz Wireless Applications
In this paper, the authors highlight the possibility of using PolyPyrrole (PPy) for planar Microstrip Patch Antenna (MPA). The MPA has been designed using a conducting polymer PPy and plexiglas TM laminate with a thickness of 1.8mm. The bulk conductivity of polypyrrole is 1200 and thickness is taken as 90mm. An analogous structure is designed using copper patch validating the design and comparing the performance. The antenna was designed for operations at 5.8GHz. The PPy structure shows a gain of 4.6dB in contrast to 4.8dB gain of Cu structure.