Evaluation and Characterization of 3D Printed Pyramid Horn Antennas utilizing different Deposition Techniques for Conductive Material

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(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Lomakin K, Pavlenko T, Ankenbrand M, Sippel M, Ringel J, Scheetz M, Klemm T, Gräf D, Helmreich K, Franke J, Gold G
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication year: 2018
Pages range: 1-1
ISSN: 2156-3950
Language: English


Abstract

This paper evaluates different metal deposition approaches for a
two-staged additive manufacturing (AM) process for 3-D horn antennas,
divided into the deposition of plastic and conductive material. The
demonstrated fabrication workflow allows for antennas of low cost and
low weight and, therefore, demonstrates the vast benefit of AM. The
comparison of a commercially available cast aluminum horn to the
fabricated prototypes reveals a deviation of up to 3 dB in terms of
transmission losses in copolarization over a distance of 1.85 m.
Cross-polarization measurements are presented revealing a larger
variation among the different metallization approaches. The results
shown in this paper demonstrate a successful application of AM in radio
frequency engineering. Moreover, one of the presented approaches makes
use of only 3-D printing systems and is, therefore, potentially suitable
for totally automated manufacturing.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Ankenbrand, Markus
Gold, Gerald Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Franke, Jörg Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Professur für Rechnergestützten Schaltungsentwurf
Professur für Rechnergestützten Schaltungsentwurf
Gräf, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Helmreich, Klaus Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Klemm, Tobias
Lehrstuhl für Elektronische Bauelemente
Lomakin, Konstantin
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Pavlenko, Tatiana
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Ringel, Johannes
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Scheetz, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Sippel, Mark
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik


How to cite

APA:
Lomakin, K., Pavlenko, T., Ankenbrand, M., Sippel, M., Ringel, J., Scheetz, M.,... Gold, G. (2018). Evaluation and Characterization of 3D Printed Pyramid Horn Antennas utilizing different Deposition Techniques for Conductive Material. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 1-1. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tcpmt.2018.2871931

MLA:
Lomakin, Konstantin, et al. "Evaluation and Characterization of 3D Printed Pyramid Horn Antennas utilizing different Deposition Techniques for Conductive Material." IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (2018): 1-1.

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