Method for fabrication of miniature lightweight antennas

  • US 20040196190A1
  • Filed: 04/02/2003
  • Published: 10/07/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An antenna comprising:

  • a foam core;

    a flex circuit wrapped around the foam core, the flex circuit having a flexible substrate that includes a first portion, a second portion substantially parallel with the first portion, and a third portion substantially perpendicular to the first portion connecting the first and second portions, the flex circuit also including a circuit pattern to transmit and receive electromagnetic signals, the circuit pattern disposed on the first portion of the flexible substrate;

    a ground connector extending from a perimeter of the circuit pattern; and

    a feed connector extending from the perimeter of the circuit pattern and more distal to a center of the circuit pattern than the ground connector.

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