Transparent antennas are useful for integrating antenna functionality in surfaces while maintaining visibility, such as vehicle windshields and windows. They are designed by META and manufactured using our proprietary NANOWEB® material, a highly transparent metal mesh, which is an improved alternative to Indium tin oxide (ITO). The key benefit of NANOWEB® transparent antennas is that high conductivity is maintained without sacrificing the electromagnetic behaviour of the antennas.
- Most flexible films (PET, Polycarbonate)
- Any rigid substrates (glass, sapphire, etc.)
- Any metals (silver, gold, aluminum, copper, etc.)
- Large area applications
- Invisible to the human eye (sub-micron lines)
- Low Resistivity (1-20 Ω/sq.)
- High transmission (up to >99%)
- Colour neutral, low haze (<1%)
- Vehicle Sunroofs
- Public Safety Communications
- Windshield Antennas
Custom Designs Available:
- Sheet Resistance, Rs: <1 to 100 Ω/sq
- Transmission, up to 99%
- Haze, as low as 1%
- Line width: 0.15 to 1 micron
- Pitch: 2 microns and above
- Thickness: 50 nm to 1 micron
NANOWEB® Transparent Antenna vs. Identical Metallic
Integrate high-performing antenna functionality while maintaining visibility with META’s transparent automotive antennas. With the advent of smart cities and self-driving vehicles that require reliable connectivity, there is a growing need for large spectrum wireless communication technology. META’s transparent antennas offer excellent radiation performance, enhanced signal reception and distribution and can be mounted on automobile windows, sunroofs and windshields.
NANOWEB® is a patented transparent conductive film, and our transparent antennas are founded upon precisely defined nanostructured metal mesh. The high conductivity of antennas is maintained while providing high transparency. The ultrathin transparent and flexible antennas can be placed where traditional antennas cannot. They can be attached to vehicle windows, sunroofs or windshields, to provide connectivity where it is needed most. The key benefit of NANOWEB® transparent antennas is that high conductivity is maintained without sacrificing the electromagnetic behaviour of the antennas.