Accession Number:

AD1034029

Title:

3D-Printed Millimeter Wave Structures

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LEXINGTON United States

Report Date:

2016-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Abstract 3D printing of styrene-butadiene-styreneSBS and styrene ethylenebutylene-styrene SEBS is used to demonstrate the feasibility of 3D-printed millimeter wavemmW components. The dielectric properties of the two materials are characterized at mmW frequencies and show properties comparable to rexolite. A bandpass filter, which can be inserted into WR-28 waveguide, is designed and measured, showing good agreement with simulation. Additionally, a dielectric lens is printed which improves the antenna gain of an open-ended WR-28 waveguide from 7 to8.5 dBi.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE