3D Printed Slotted Rectangular Hollow Waveguides

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Publication Details

Author(s): Lomakin K, Herold S, Simon D, Sippel M, Sion A, Vossiek M, Helmreich K, Gold G
Publication year: 2019
Language: English


Abstract

This work proposes an approach to generate high
performance rectangular hollow waveguides for applications
in E- and W-Band by stereolithography 3D plastic printing
and subsequent copper electroplating. In order to improve the
metal deposition process, large and densely positioned sidewall
gaps are identified as a key parameter in the design for
manufacturing of such transmission lines with the proposed
fabrication strategy. Measurements of fabricated prototypes
achieve an overall attenuation of about 8 to 10 dB/m over wide
bandwidths and thus, perform in similar ranges as compared
to conventionally manufactured waveguides. Despite the large
sidewall gaps, radiation leakage has been measured in an order
of -50 dB, suggesting feasibility to many practical applications.
The proposed approach offers fundamental contributions to
the design for manufacturing of 3D printed waveguide systems
and increases the applicability of conventional electro-plating
processes.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gold, Gerald Dr.-Ing.
Lomakin, Konstantin
Professur für Rechnergestützten Schaltungsentwurf
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Helmreich, Klaus Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Sippel, Mark
Professur für Rechnergestützten Schaltungsentwurf
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Vossiek, Martin Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik


How to cite

APA:
Lomakin, K., Herold, S., Simon, D., Sippel, M., Sion, A., Vossiek, M.,... Gold, G. (2019). 3D Printed Slotted Rectangular Hollow Waveguides. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. Boston, USA, US.

MLA:
Lomakin, Konstantin, et al. "3D Printed Slotted Rectangular Hollow Waveguides." Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Boston, USA 2019.

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