A low profile antenna that provides high isolation to back-side radiation, is flexible to allow conformal mounting to a surface, and can be tuned over a wide frequency range is conceived. The design is suitable for applications that involve electromagnetic sensing for biomedical applications that require the antenna to be in contact with the material being monitored, providing the ability to adapt the frequency and input impedance via electronic control. It is also suitable for a range of communication applications that require low profile designs that mount conformably to structures such as helmet-mounted and vehicle-mounted configurations.
Weller, Tom; Cure, David; Melais, Sergio; and Herzig, Paul A., "Electronically-tunable flexible low profile microwave antenna" (2014). USF Patents. 167.
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