Accession Number : AD1041830


Title :   Practical 3D Printing of Antennas and RF Electronics


Descriptive Note : Conference Paper


Corporate Author : GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA ATLANTA United States


Personal Author(s) : Kiesel,Gregory ; Bowden,Philip ; Cook,Kevin ; Habib,Matt ; Marsh,Jeramy ; Reid,David ; Phillips,Cameron ; Baker,Brad


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1041830.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Recent advances in 3D printing technology nowenable antennas and RF electronics to be designed andprototyped significantly faster than conventionalmanufacturing time scales. New printers and materials onthe market now provide affordable access to RF rapidprototyping. In this paper, tools and techniques are shownwhich simplify the design process for 3D printed antennas,and RF devices. Three example RF components arefabricated and evaluated: a Marchand balun, a monopolearray antenna and a Ku-band bow tie antenna.


Descriptors :   additive manufacturing , radio frequency devices , product prototyping , printing equipment


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE