Fine pitch printing on a non-woven fabric for high frequency applications
AbstractInterest in wireless body area networks (WBAN) operating in the millimetre-wave regime (60
GHz) is increasing due to concerns over the security of data transfer. Obtaining fine pitch in
this frequency regime is essential, as the design dimensions scale inversely with wavelength.
In the area of wearable electronics, printing onto fabrics is challenging, due to the porosity of
the material. Some researchers have considered screen printing for realising interconnects
onto fabrics. In this paper, inkjet printing is investigated for fine pitch printing on a nonwoven
fabric targeted for high frequency applications