Abstract

Modern wireless communication industries need high performance antennas having better connectivity, ultra-wide bandwidth, lightweight and miniaturized. The current design and manufacturing process for antennas have several limitations. This study aims to address some of the limitations of designing and fabricating modern radio frequency wireless antennas. The study proposes a combination of fractal-based monopole antenna design followed by fabrication using additive manufacturing and selective electrochemical deposition process. Multiple designs of monopole antennas are compared, and the performance testing showed that the three-dimensional fractal-based antenna design showed the highest performance. The results of this study would be extremely crucial for overcoming challenges of modern antenna technologies.

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