Additive Manufacturing of a Dual Band, Hybrid Substrate, and Dual Polarization Antenna

Authors

  • Gregory Mitchell Army Research Laboratory Adelphi, MD 20783, USA
  • Zachary Larimore DeLUX Engineering Newark, DE 19713, USA
  • Paul Parsons DeLUX Engineering Newark, DE 19713, USA

Keywords:

additive manufacturing, 3D printing, dual-band antenna, dual polarization, hybrid dielectric

Abstract

We describe the additive manufacturing results pertaining to a multi-function antenna aperture. The antenna consists of customized high dielectric and low loss feedstocks as the enabling technology. The 3D printed prototype shows agreement with simulation while providing excellent performance.

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2020-11-07

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