A 3D printed dual-ridged horn antenna

B. Majumdar, D. Baer, S. Chakraborty, K. P. Esselle, M. Heimlich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A 3D printed dual ridged horn antenna (DRHA) is presented. The antenna design is optimized for additive manufacturing and is 3D printed using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and then painted with nickel based aerosol spray. The coaxial transition is also included in the 3D printed prototype. The antenna was manufactured with the intention of improving learning and education of electromagnetism and antennas for undergraduate students using a low cost personal desktop 3D printer. The painted DRHA has a 10 dB return-loss bandwidth of 6621 MHz (1905 MHz-8526 MHz) with a peak gain of 11 dBi. This prototype is the first known ABS based horn antenna with the coaxial transition embedded into it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages836-839
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2016
Event18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 19 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Other

Other18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period19/09/1623/09/16

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A 3D printed dual-ridged horn antenna'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Majumdar, B., Baer, D., Chakraborty, S., Esselle, K. P., & Heimlich, M. (2016). A 3D printed dual-ridged horn antenna. In Proceedings of the 2016 18th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2016 (pp. 836-839). [7731529] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEAA.2016.7731529