3D Conductive Polymer Printed Metasurface Antenna for Fresnel Focusing

Okan Yurduseven, Shengrong Ye, Thomas Fromenteze, Benjamin J. Wiley, David R. Smith

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Abstract

We demonstrate a 3D printed holographic metasurface antenna for beam-focusing applications at 10 GHz within the X-band frequency regime. The metasurface antenna is printed using a dual-material 3D printer leveraging a biodegradable conductive polymer material (Electrifi) to print the conductive parts and polylactic acid (PLA) to print the dielectric substrate. The entire metasurface antenna is 3D printed at once; no additional techniques, such as metal-plating and laser etching, are required. It is demonstrated that using the 3D printed conductive polymer metasurface, high-fidelity beam focusing can be achieved within the Fresnel region of the antenna. It is also shown that the material conductivity for 3D printing has a substantial effect on the radiation characteristics of the metasurface antenna.
LanguageEnglish
Article number46
Number of pages10
JournalDesigns
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • 3D Printing
  • Antennas
  • metamaterials
  • metasurface

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Yurduseven, Okan ; Ye, Shengrong ; Fromenteze, Thomas ; Wiley, Benjamin J. ; Smith, David R. / 3D Conductive Polymer Printed Metasurface Antenna for Fresnel Focusing. In: Designs. 2019 ; Vol. 3.
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