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3D Printing of Millimetre Wave and Low-Terahertz Frequency Selective Surfaces Using Aerosol Jet Technology

Shastri, Anshuman, Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Parker, Edward A., Gao, Steven, Reynaert, Patrick, Chen, Zhijiao, Winchester, Lee (2020) 3D Printing of Millimetre Wave and Low-Terahertz Frequency Selective Surfaces Using Aerosol Jet Technology. IEEE Access, 8 . pp. 177341-177350. E-ISSN 2169-3536. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3024584) (KAR id:85597)

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Abstract

An investigation of the use of Aerosol jet 3D Printing of frequency selective surface for millimetre and low-THz applications is presented in this article. This 3D printing technique allows the fabrication of intricate details of the designs with high resolution. Band-stop and band-pass FSS are designed and tested. The band stop FSS consisted of a Square loop array that operated in the 26-28 GHz sub-millimetre band. This design is printed on glass substrate and can be used for deployment in windows. The bandpass FSS arrays consisted of simple slot elements arranged in a square lattice and operated at 125 GHz and 280 GHz. The slot arrays were printed on Kapton. Surface profiles demonstrated the uniformity and precision of this printing technique. Simulated and measured results compared well and offered good performances at both the millimetre wave and low-THz bands. The designs find applications in 5G and imminent 6G communications. This printing technique also provides environmentally friendly, rapid, and sustainable alternative for development of highly customised FSS which can be deployed to improve communications in buildings and in future Terahertz applications

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3024584
Uncontrolled keywords: Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, frequency selective surfaces, aerosol jet printing, electromagnetic wave propagation, millimetre-wave, Terahertz
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Signature Themes: Future Human
Depositing User: Benito Sanz Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 18:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/85597 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7313-2520
Gao, Steven: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7402-9223
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