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Inkjet printed GPS antenna on a 3D printed substrate using low-cost machines

Heirons, J. and Jun, S. and Shastri, A. and Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Bird, David and Winchester, L. and Evans, L. and McClelland, A. (2016) Inkjet printed GPS antenna on a 3D printed substrate using low-cost machines. In: 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-0784-4. E-ISBN 978-1-5090-0783-7. (doi:10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807590) (KAR id:60758)

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a process of fabricating a 3D digital design by printing layer after layer. 3D printing has advanced very rapidly in recent years and has become an alternative to traditional manufacture methods for customized objects. Originally intended for the prototyping of mechanical objects, this technique has expanded into different areas such as biomedical [1] and electronics [2]. Within electronics, antennas and microwave engineering can greatly benefit from this technology. Researchers have already demonstrated the potential applicability of 3D printing in this field. Light weight waveguides have been fabricated by copper plating plastics forms [3]. Substrates for antenna applications have been modified and new properties have been found with the assistance of additive manufacturing [4]. Novel frequency selective structures (FSS) have been developed by fully [5] and partially [6] metalizing 3D printed elements. Non-uniform electromagnetic band gap structures have been fabricated on printed substrates [7]. Antennas have been placed onto wearables and tested on 3D printed phantoms [8]–[9]. Fig. 1.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807590
Uncontrolled keywords: antennas; substrates; antenna measurements; silver; three-dimensional printing
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Benito Sanz Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 15:42 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60758 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7313-2520
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