Moradi, B.; Fernández-García, R.; Gil, I. Meander Microwave Bandpass Filter on a Flexible Textile Substrate. Electronics2019, 8, 11.
Moradi, B.; Fernández-García, R.; Gil, I. Meander Microwave Bandpass Filter on a Flexible Textile Substrate. Electronics 2019, 8, 11.
This paper presents an alternative process to fabricate flexible bandpass filters by using embroidered yarn conductor on electronic-textile. The novelty of the proposed miniaturized filter is its complete integration on the outfit, with benefits in terms of compressibility, stretch ability and high geometrical accuracy, opening the way to develop textile filters in sport and medicine wearable applications. The proposed design consists of a fully embroidered microstrip topology with a length equal to quarter wavelength (λ/4) to develop a bandpass filter frequency response. A drastic reduction in size of the filter was achieved by taking advantage of a simplified architecture based on meandered-line stepped impedance resonator. The e-textile microstrip filter has been designed, simulated, fabricated and measured, with experimental validation at a 7.58 GHz frequency. The insertion loss obtained by simulation of the filter is substantially small. The return loss is greater than 20 dB for bands. To explore the relations between physical parameters and filter performance characteristics, theoretical equivalent circuit model of the filter constituent components were studied. The effect of bending of the e-textile filter is also studied. The results show that by changing the radius of bending up to 40 mm, the resonance frequency is shifted up 4.25 MHz/mm.
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