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Characterization of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene for 3D printed patch antenna

Abdul Malek, Norun and Mohd. Ramly, Athirah and Abdullah Sidek, 'Atiah and Mohamad, Sarah Yasmin (2017) Characterization of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene for 3D printed patch antenna. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 6 (1). pp. 116-123. ISSN 2502-4760

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3D printing is one of the additive manufacturing technology that has gain popularity for time saving and complex design. This technology increases a degree of flexibility for potential 3D RF applications such as wearable and conformal antennas. This paper demonstrates a circular patch antenna fabricated on 3D printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) filament. The main reason of using a 3D printer is that it is accurate, easy to fabricate of a complex geometry and the ability to create new antennas that cannot be made using conventional fabrication techniques. The ABS material has a tangent loss of 0.0051 and the relative permittivity is 2.74. The thickness of the substrate is 1.25 mm. The simulation has been performed using Computer Simulation Technology (CST). The return loss from simulation software is in good match with measurement which is 12.5dB at 2.44GHz. Hence, from the results obtained, the ABS could be used as a substrate for an antenna.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5245/56413
Uncontrolled Keywords: circular patch antenna, 3D printing, 3D printer, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Norun Abdul Malek
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 19:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56413

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