Accession Number : ADA481505


Title :   Fabrication Equipment for Periodic Material Assemblies and Ph Assemblies and Photonic Crystals (DURIP FY06)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 2006-14 Nov 2007


Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Volakis, John L ; Reano, Ronald M ; Verweij, Henk


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a481505.pdf


Report Date : 29 Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : This report describes the purchased equipment to establish two laboratories at the Ohio State Univ. for the fabrication of a novel class of periodic assemblies (PAs) intended to emulate anisotropic media. Such media have already been shown to lead to novel modes, leading to high gain antennas and much smaller RF components. In essence, the purchased equipment are intended to demonstrate a new paradigm in material development for RF applications. The developed labs are (1) Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics facility in the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and (2) a Robocasting/Inkjet facility in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering. These facilities became operational as part of this effort for a total cost of $1,046,078 ($671,078 in equipment and $375,000 in lab renovations). The AFOSR funding was $350,258. RF characterization equipment were also acquired for collaboration with the Univ. of Texas-San Antonio. Some textured and periodic assemblies emulating anisotropic media were already fabricated and used to demonstrate the novel properties of such media.


Descriptors :   *HOT PRESSING , *ANISOTROPY , *HIGH GAIN , *ANTENNAS , *REACTIVE ION ETCHING , LOW TEMPERATURE , CERAMIC MATERIALS , INK JET PRINTERS , PHOTONIC CRYSTALS , CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES


Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE