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3D Printing of Elements in Frequency Selective Arrays

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Parker, Edward A. (2014) 3D Printing of Elements in Frequency Selective Arrays. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62 (12). pp. 6060-6066. ISSN 0018-926X. (doi:10.1109/TAP.2014.2359470) (KAR id:47762)

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3-D printing is a technology that enables the fabrication of complex objects directly from a digital model. Folding the elements of Frequency Selective arrays in three dimensions gives a significant reduction in the resonant frequency for a given cell dimension, and such structures are candidates for additive manufacture. The aim in this paper is to demonstrate by example the development of novel electromagnetic structures that could be fabricated in parallel and integral with the additive manufacture of buildings, for electromagnetic architecture control. The principle is illustrated with two new geometries based on dipole and loop elements. The cores of these structures were fabricated with a 3-D printer that uses a plaster-based material. Theoretical and experimental results confirm the operation of the surfaces within the UHF frequency band.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TAP.2014.2359470
Uncontrolled keywords: 3-D printing, Additive manufacture, electromagnetic architecture, electromagnetic wave propagation, frequency selective surfaces
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Ted Parker
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 12:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:23 UTC
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