A Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/584222
Title:
A Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna
Authors:
McKerricher, Garret ( 0000-0002-6920-842X ) ; Titterington, Don; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
The ability to inkjet print three-dimensional objects with integrated conductive metal provides many opportunities for fabrication of radio frequency electronics and electronics in general. Both a plastic material and silver conductor are deposited by inkjet printing in this work. This is the first demonstration of a fully 3D Multijet printing process with integrated polymer and metal. A 2.4 GHz patch antenna is successfully fabricated with good performance proving the viability of the process. The inkjet printed plastic surface is very smooth, with less than 100 nm root mean square roughness. The printed silver nanoparticles are laser sintered to achieve adequate conductivity of 1e6 S/m while keeping the process below 80oC and avoiding damage to the polymer. The antenna is designed with a honeycomb substrate which minimizes material consumption. This reduces the weight, dielectric constant and dielectric loss which are all around beneficial. The antenna is entirely inkjet printed including the ground plane conductor and achieves an impressive 81% efficiency. The honeycomb substrate weighs twenty times less than a solid substrate. For comparison the honeycomb antenna provides an efficiency nearly 15% greater than a similarly fabricated antenna with a solid substrate.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
A Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna 2015:1 IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue Date:
16-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1109/LAWP.2015.2457492
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1536-1225; 1548-5757
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7160656
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMcKerricher, Garreten
dc.contributor.authorTitterington, Donen
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-21T08:20:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-21T08:20:51Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-16en
dc.identifier.citationA Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna 2015:1 IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn1536-1225en
dc.identifier.issn1548-5757en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/LAWP.2015.2457492en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/584222en
dc.description.abstractThe ability to inkjet print three-dimensional objects with integrated conductive metal provides many opportunities for fabrication of radio frequency electronics and electronics in general. Both a plastic material and silver conductor are deposited by inkjet printing in this work. This is the first demonstration of a fully 3D Multijet printing process with integrated polymer and metal. A 2.4 GHz patch antenna is successfully fabricated with good performance proving the viability of the process. The inkjet printed plastic surface is very smooth, with less than 100 nm root mean square roughness. The printed silver nanoparticles are laser sintered to achieve adequate conductivity of 1e6 S/m while keeping the process below 80oC and avoiding damage to the polymer. The antenna is designed with a honeycomb substrate which minimizes material consumption. This reduces the weight, dielectric constant and dielectric loss which are all around beneficial. The antenna is entirely inkjet printed including the ground plane conductor and achieves an impressive 81% efficiency. The honeycomb substrate weighs twenty times less than a solid substrate. For comparison the honeycomb antenna provides an efficiency nearly 15% greater than a similarly fabricated antenna with a solid substrate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7160656en
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dc.subject3D printingen
dc.subjectAntennaen
dc.subjectMultijeten
dc.titleA Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antennaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QW, Scotland.en
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorMcKerricher, Garreten
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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