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3D printing technique for the development of non-planar electromagnetic bandgap structures for antenna applications

Jun, S., Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Parker, Edward A. (2016) 3D printing technique for the development of non-planar electromagnetic bandgap structures for antenna applications. Electronics Letters, 52 (3). pp. 175-176. ISSN 0013-5194. E-ISSN 1350-911X. (doi:10.1049/el.2015.3637) (KAR id:55003)

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Abstract

The use of 3D printing for the development of non-planar electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures for antenna applications is proposed. A coplanar waveguide (CPW) fed antenna is tested on a non-planar EBG substrate, fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques. Inexpensive fuse filament fabrication is used as the fabrication process. Silver-loaded conducting ink is employed for the metallic components of the EBG. The CPW antenna on the non-planar EBG structure has a satisfactory reflection coefficient at 2.45 GHz, which is suitable for Bluetooth/WLAN communications. The radiation patterns have reduced back lobes and improved gain compared with the antenna in free space.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/el.2015.3637
Uncontrolled keywords: wireless LAN; Bluetooth; energy gap; three-dimensional printing; antenna feeds; production engineering computing; UHF antennas; coplanar waveguides; rapid prototyping (industrial); electrical engineering computing; antenna radiation patterns; substrate integrated waveguides;
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: Benito Sanz Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 09:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55003 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7313-2520
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