High-gain millimeter-wave antenna design and fabrication using multilayer inkjet printing processes
Tehrani, Bijan K.
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The research provided in this thesis focuses on the development of high-gain multilayer millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) antenna structures through additive inkjet printing fabrication processes. This work outlines the printing processes of thick dielectric films for use as printed radio frequency (RF) substrates and provides a proof-of-concept demonstration of the first fully-printed RF structures. Using the outlined processes, demonstrations of high-gain mm-Wave proximity-coupled patch array and Yagi-Uda array antennas are presented, achieving the highest realized gain within the 24.5 GHz ISM band for inkjet-printed antennas in literature.