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Digital Fabrication of Frequency Selective Surfaces for In-Building Applications Using Inkjet Printing Technology

Turki, Badredin (2015) Digital Fabrication of Frequency Selective Surfaces for In-Building Applications Using Inkjet Printing Technology. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:56652)

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Abstract

This thesis presents work on the inkjet printing manufacture of frequency selective surfaces intended for in-building applications using silver nanoparticle inks. The aim of this research is to investigate the performance of inkjet printed FSS panels in terms of transmission response, element conductivity, and the resolution of the printed lines, all of which are produced efficiently in terms of cost and resource usage. Different FSS design were investigated from simple elements such as linear dipoles, square loops and convoluted square loop elements.

The research also focuses on factors that could affect the transmittivity/reflectivity of the FSS screen, such as the influence of imperfections in the printed elements. The imperfections are expected in the case of low cost mass production, therefore it is important to understand to what extent they could be tolerated whilst still providing adequate performance.

Finally, the work also considers developing novel slotted FSS arrays operating at low frequency bands such as the TETRA emergency band and suitable for additive manufacturing.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Batchelor, John C.
Uncontrolled keywords: Frequency Selective Surfaces; FSS; Inkjet printing; Indoor radio propagation; Electromagnetic architecture;
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56652 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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