3D printed helical antenna with lens

Muhammad Fahad Farooqui, Atif Shamim

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Abstract

The gain of an antenna can be enhanced through the integration of a lens, however this technique has traditionally been restricted to planar antennas due to fabrication limitations of standard manufacturing processes. Here, with a unique combination of 3D and 2D inkjet printing of dielectric and metallic inks respectively, we demonstrate a Fresnel lens that has been monolithically integrated to a non-planar antenna (helix) for the first time. Antenna measurements show that the integration of a Fresnel lens enhances the gain of a 2-turn helix by around 4.6 dB giving a peak gain of about 12.9 dBi at 8.8 GHz.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Middle East Conference on Antennas and Propagation (MECAP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781509054909
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2016

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