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dc.contributor.authorMcKerricher, Garret
dc.contributor.authorTitterington, Don
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atif
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-21T08:20:51Z
dc.date.available2015-12-21T08:20:51Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-16
dc.identifier.citationA Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna 2015:1 IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
dc.identifier.issn1536-1225
dc.identifier.issn1548-5757
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/LAWP.2015.2457492
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/584222
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7160656
dc.rights(c) 2015 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
dc.subject3D printing
dc.subjectAntenna
dc.subjectMultijet
dc.titleA Fully Inkjet Printed 3D Honeycomb Inspired Patch Antenna
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QW, Scotland.
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personMcKerricher, Garret
kaust.personShamim, Atif
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T04:58:00Z
dc.date.published-online2015-07-16
dc.date.published-print2016


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