Transparent solar antenna of 28 GHz using transparent conductive oxides (TCO) thin film

N. I. Mohd Ali, Norbahiah Misran, Mohd Fais Mansor, M. F. Jamlos

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This paper presents the analysis of 28GHz solar patch antenna using the variations of transparent conductive oxides (TCO) thin film as the radiating patch. Solar antenna is basically combining the function of antenna and solar cell into one device and helps to maximize the usage of surface area. The main problem of the existing solar antenna is the radiating patch which made of nontransparent material, such as copper, shadowing the solar cell and degrades the total solar efficiency. Hence, by using the transparent conductive oxides (TCO) thin film as the radiating patch, this problem can be tackled. The TCO thin film used is varied to ITO, FTO, AgHT-4, and AgHT-8 along with glass as substrate. The simulation of the antenna executed by using Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Microwave Studio software demonstrated at 28 GHz operating frequency for 5G band applications. The performance of the transparent antennas is compared with each other and also with the nontransparent patch antenna that using Rogers RT5880 as substrate, operating at the same resonance frequency and then, the material that gives the best performance is identified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume852
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2017

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oxides
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computer programs
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Transparent solar antenna of 28 GHz using transparent conductive oxides (TCO) thin film. / Mohd Ali, N. I.; Misran, Norbahiah; Mansor, Mohd Fais; Jamlos, M. F.

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 852, No. 1, 012036, 06.06.2017.

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