Microstrip Antennas for Wireless Communication in Smart Structures and Active Damping

Farshad Khorrami, Nirod Das, Said Nourbakhsh

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One of the critical issues in embedding smart patches (i.e., integrated sensors, actuators, electronics, and control) in smart structures is power delivery and communications to and from the patches. In this paper, design and experimentation of microstrip antenna elements and arrays integrated with piezoelectric substrates for novel wireless communication in smart structures are presented. Furthermore, we will discuss the general concept, analysis and design of microstrip antennas in a multilayered dielectric-piezoelectric environment , experimental demonstration of remote sensing and actuation mechanism, and address important considerations and potential practical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 19 1997
EventSmart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Electronics and MEMS - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 3 1997Mar 6 1997


  • Microstrip antennas
  • Piezoceramic sensors and actuators
  • Smart electromagnetic structure
  • Smart structures
  • Wireless communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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