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Circular polarised antenna fabricated with low-cost 3D and inkjet printing equipment

Jun, S., Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Heirons, J., Mao, C.X., Gao, Steven, Bird, D., McClelland, A. (2017) Circular polarised antenna fabricated with low-cost 3D and inkjet printing equipment. Electronics Letters, . ISSN 0013-5194. (doi:10.1049/el.2016.4605)

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Abstract

The fabrication of a patch antenna using low-cost 3D printing equipment is presented. A circular polarised (CP) patch antenna is manufactured by combining inkjet printing and stereolithography (SLA) technology. The substrate has been fabricated by curing photosensitive resin while the patch element of the antenna has been inkjet printed using silver ink. The printed antenna satisfies the required reflection coefficient, axial ratio and radiation pattern at 1575 MHz. The aim is to demonstrate an inexpensive technology that could be used for the fabrication of antennas on customised 3D printed substrates. The performance of the antenna is summarised through simulations and experimental results.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/el.2016.4605
Uncontrolled keywords: stereolithography; microstrip antennas; antenna radiation patterns; three-dimensional printing; UHF antennas; curing; ink jet printing; resins
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Benito Sanz-Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60755 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7313-2520
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