3D metal printed monocone antenna with an integrated feed

Deepak Shamvedi, Oliver J. McCarthy, Eoghan O'Donoghue, Paul O'Leary, Ramesh Raghavendra

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Abstract

In this research, a 3D monocone antenna for wideband applications, with an integrated N-type feed, is created via Additive Manufacturing (AM). AM permits the production of complex RF components with ease, in this case in realizing both the monocone structure and the integrated feed. Integrating the feed as part of the antenna reduces the assembly required for operation and is of benefit, especially if the antenna is either difficult to manufacture or difficult to attach to the feeding circuitry, due to its geometry or dimensions, for example in the case of spiral or fractal antennae. The antenna was fabricated using the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technique from Maraging Steel, MS1, on an EOSINT M280. The measured results for the 3D printed antenna are found to be in a good agreement with the simulation results. The radiation pattern over a specified field of view along with the voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) values less than 2 was measured over the wide band of 4.6-8.2 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2017
Subtitle of host publication"A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 47th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages168-171
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870477
ISBN (Print)9781538639641
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017
Event47th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2017 - Nuremburg, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference47th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2017
CountryGermany
CityNuremburg
Period10/10/1712/10/17

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Keywords

  • Antenna feeds
  • Antenna measurements
  • Three-dimensional displays
  • Metals
  • Microwave antennas

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Shamvedi, D., McCarthy, O. J., O'Donoghue, E., O'Leary, P., & Raghavendra, R. (2017). 3D metal printed monocone antenna with an integrated feed. In European Microwave Week 2017: "A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 47th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2017 (pp. 168-171). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuMC.2017.8230826