A fully printed ferrite nano-particle ink based tunable antenna

Type
Conference Paper

Authors
Ghaffar, Farhan A.
Vaseem, Mohammad
Shamim, Atif

KAUST Department
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program

Online Publication Date
2016-11-02

Print Publication Date
2016-06

Date
2016-11-02

Abstract
Inkjet printing or printing in general has emerged as a very attractive method for the fabrication of low cost and large size electronic systems. However, most of the printed designs rely on nano-particle based metallic inks which are printed on conventional microwave substrates. In order to have a fully printed fabrication process, the substrate also need to be printed. In this paper, a fully printed multi-layer process utilizing custom Fe2O3 based magnetic ink and a silver organic complex (SOC) ink is demonstrated for tunable antennas applications. The ink has been characterized for high frequency and magnetostatic properties. Finally as a proof of concept, a microstrip patch antenna is realized using the proposed fabrication technique which shows a tuning range of 12.5 %.

Citation
Ghaffar FA, Vaseem M, Shamim A (2016) A fully printed ferrite nano-particle ink based tunable antenna. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7696237.

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)

Conference/Event Name
2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016

DOI
10.1109/APS.2016.7696237

Additional Links
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7696237/

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