Univ Arizona, Dept Elect & Comp Engn
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CitationX. Yu et al., "3-D Printed Parts for a Multilayer Phased Array Antenna System," in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 2150-2154, Nov. 2018. doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2018.2873116
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AbstractIn this work, a three-dimensional printable multilayer phased array system was designed to demonstrate the applicability of additive manufacturing for radio frequency (RF) systems. A hybrid process incorporating a thermal wire-mesh embedding method for conductors and thermoplastic material extrusion for dielectrics is employed. The designed phased array, operating at 3.5 GHz, consists of three functional layers: a 1-to-4 Wilkinson divider at the bottom, embedded voltage-controlled phase shifters at the center, and patch antennas on the top. Standalone parts of the proposed multilayer phased array were printed to verify the integrated dielectric-conductor printing process as well as the incorporation of active semiconductor devices at room temperature.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsUniversity of Arizona; University of Texas at El Paso within the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation (Keck Center); State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund; National Science Foundation [0925220, 1408271]; National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NNX13AR17A]; Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program [2012-12071000005]; state of Arizona under TRIF; Keck Center