KAUST DepartmentElectrical Engineering Program
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AbstractA novel antenna configuration comprising a helical antenna with an integrated lens is demonstrated in this work. The antenna is manufactured by a unique combination of 3D printing of plastic material (ABS) and inkjet printing of silver nano-particle based metallic ink. The integration of lens enhances the gain by around 7 dB giving a peak gain of about 16.4 dBi at 9.4 GHz. The helical antenna operates in the end-fire mode and radiates a left-hand circularly polarized (LHCP) pattern. The 3-dB axial ratio (AR) bandwidth of the antenna with lens is 3.2 %. Due to integration of lens and fully printed processing, this antenna configuration offers high gain performance and requires low cost for manufacturing.
CitationFarooqui MF, Shamim A (2015) A 3D printed helical antenna with integrated lens. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APS.2015.7304548.
Journal2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Conference/Event nameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015