Origami Unfolds a New World of Shape-Shifting Electronics

CNET, May 2014

Electrical engineering is taking a large step forward using the mathematical properties of origami. Electronic devices that compress and change shape are possible if designed correctly. Companies could put tiny devices into compact spaces by morphing forms to optimize space usage. A leading electromagnetics specialist and his team from Florida International University and Georgia Tech University are leading the development of origami-influenced antennas. ANSYS HFSS allows the team to conceptualize new antenna models with only one limit: imagination. The software permits designers to work through many different designs without expensive physical prototyping.