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Aerospace

Printed smart fabric antennas

Smart fabrics can sense and react to stimuli from the environment; the everyday fabric is modified to incorporate sensors/actuators/electronics.

The fabric’s primary function (eg clothing) is therefore given a second high value-added function.

Technological advantages of fabric antennas

Technological advantages of printing

Technology roadmap

Since 2008, the University of Southampton has developed a number of printable pastes to achieve printing functional electronic devices on fabrics. With these, we have fabricated antenna structures on fabric.

2008-2012: MICROFLEX: EU integrated project www.microflex.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

2013-2016: CREATIF: EU project www.creatif.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

Collaboration opportunity

We welcome collaboration with industrial partners.

If you would like to know more, please contact John Tudor mjt@ecs.soton.ac.uk

 

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