Electrical characterization of transmission lines on nonwoven textile substrates

Carey R. Merritt*, Burcak Karaguzel, Tae Ho Kang, John M. Wilson, Paul D. Franzon, H. Troy Nagle, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Edward Grant

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The focus of this paper is the electrical characterization of coplanar waveguide (CPW) transmission lines that are printed onto nonwoven textile substrates using conductive inks, to determine their suitability for wide-band applications, e.g. digital signaling, The conductive ink line characterization tests included the defining of DC and Time-Domain Reflectometry metrics. The transmission line test samples were screen printed onto two different types of nonwoven textile substrates using two different conductive inks, i.e. inks with different viscosities, Tests showed that the variations in the continuity of the transmission lines varied, giving rise to geometrical variations in the CPW structure; and in the characterization of the same.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGiant-Area Electronics on Nonconventional Substrates
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1558998241, 9781558998247
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Franciso, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Mar 20051 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Franciso, CA


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