Accession Number : AD1034029

Title :   3D-Printed Millimeter Wave Structures

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Personal Author(s) : Zai,Andrew H ; Russo,John A ; Plaut,Maxwell E ; Fedynyshyn,Theodore H ; Lewis,Jennifer ; Lis,Michael ; Cipolle,David J

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Report Date : 14 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Abstract: 3D printing of styrene-butadiene-styrene(SBS) and styrene ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) is usedto demonstrate the feasibility of 3D-printed millimeter wave(mmW) components. The dielectric properties of the twomaterials are characterized at mmW frequencies and showproperties comparable to rexolite. A bandpass filter, whichcan be inserted into WR-28 waveguide, is designed andmeasured, showing good agreement with simulation.Additionally, a dielectric lens is printed which improves theantenna gain of an open-ended WR-28 waveguide from 7 to8.5 dBi.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE