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## Microwave Antennas Made of a Graphene-Containing Material

Transactions of IAA RAS, issue 48, 34–40 (2019)

Keywords: microwave antennae, graphene-containing material, electrodynamic characteristics of antennae, horn antenna, dipole antenna, frequency range.

### Abstract

A method for manufacturing microwave antenna made of a graphene-composite material has been developed. The resin modified by graphene powder is used as a binding substance during the manufacturing of the composite antenna. L- and C- band horn, and dipole composite antenna prototypes in the range 0.2–1 GHz were created. The following electrodynamic characteristics of carbon-based antennae were measured and analyzed: the standing-wave ratio, the radiation pattern, and the amplitude-frequency response. The measurements were performed under laboratory conditions without using an anechoic chamber for various prototypes of the indicated antennas made of carbon fiber and carbon fabric, as well as for their metal analogues. It is shown that a graphene-containing microwave antennae have almost the same main electrodynamic characteristics as similar antennae made of metal alloys. However, the carbon-based antenna had a substantially reduced weight, increased durability, and enhanced immunity to corrosion.

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N. A. Dugin, T. M. Zaboronkova, E. N. Myasnikov, G. R. Belyaev, V. G. Lobastov. Microwave Antennas Made of a Graphene-Containing Material // Transactions of IAA RAS. — 2019. — Issue 48. — P. 34–40. @article{dugin2019, abstract = {A method for manufacturing microwave antenna made of a graphene-composite material has been developed. The resin modified by graphene powder is used as a binding substance during the manufacturing of the composite antenna. L- and C- band horn, and dipole composite antenna prototypes in the range 0.2–1 GHz were created. The following electrodynamic characteristics of carbon-based antennae were measured and analyzed: the standing-wave ratio, the radiation pattern, and the amplitude-frequency response. The measurements were performed under laboratory conditions without using an anechoic chamber for various prototypes of the indicated antennas made of carbon fiber and carbon fabric, as well as for their metal analogues. It is shown that a graphene-containing microwave antennae have almost the same main electrodynamic characteristics as similar antennae made of metal alloys. However, the carbon-based antenna had a substantially reduced weight, increased durability, and enhanced immunity to corrosion.}, author = {N.~A. Dugin and T.~M. Zaboronkova and E.~N. Myasnikov and G.~R. Belyaev and V.~G. Lobastov}, doi = {10.32876/ApplAstron.48.34-40}, issue = {48}, journal = {Transactions of IAA RAS}, keyword = {microwave antennae, graphene-containing material, electrodynamic characteristics of antennae, horn antenna, dipole antenna, frequency range}, pages = {34--40}, title = {Microwave Antennas Made of a Graphene-Containing Material}, url = {http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/1950/}, year = {2019} } TY - JOUR TI - Microwave Antennas Made of a Graphene-Containing Material AU - Dugin, N. A. AU - Zaboronkova, T. M. AU - Myasnikov, E. N. AU - Belyaev, G. R. AU - Lobastov, V. G. PY - 2019 T2 - Transactions of IAA RAS IS - 48 SP - 34 AB - A method for manufacturing microwave antenna made of a graphene- composite material has been developed. The resin modified by graphene powder is used as a binding substance during the manufacturing of the composite antenna. L- and C- band horn, and dipole composite antenna prototypes in the range 0.2–1 GHz were created. The following electrodynamic characteristics of carbon-based antennae were measured and analyzed: the standing-wave ratio, the radiation pattern, and the amplitude-frequency response. The measurements were performed under laboratory conditions without using an anechoic chamber for various prototypes of the indicated antennas made of carbon fiber and carbon fabric, as well as for their metal analogues. It is shown that a graphene-containing microwave antennae have almost the same main electrodynamic characteristics as similar antennae made of metal alloys. However, the carbon-based antenna had a substantially reduced weight, increased durability, and enhanced immunity to corrosion. DO - 10.32876/ApplAstron.48.34-40 UR - http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/1950/ ER -