Antenna radiation pattern control based on 3D printed design

Junqiang Wu, Ahmed H. Abdelrahman, Xiaoju Yu, Min Liang, Hao Xin

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Abstract

Dielectric materials have been applied in modifying the antenna radiation pattern, but it is usually limited to single-beam applications. The goal of this paper is to present a novel methodology to control the antenna radiation pattern based on 3D printing technology. 3D printing enables arbitrary dielectric distribution at different locations. As a result, different radiation patterns can be realized by loading an optimized dielectric material with varied permittivity. In this work, we propose a design of a quarter-wavelength monopole antenna surrounded by a low-profile 3D-printed polymer structure with an optimized dielectric distribution. Unlike the conventional omnidirectional pattern of the monopole antenna, singlebeam and multiple-beam patterns are achieved using genetic algorithm (GA) optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
Volume52
StatePublished - 2016

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antenna radiation patterns
Directional patterns (antenna)
monopole antennas
Monopole antennas
printing
Printing
genetic algorithms
Permittivity
Genetic algorithms
methodology
permittivity
Wavelength
optimization
polymers
Polymers
radiation
profiles
wavelengths

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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Antenna radiation pattern control based on 3D printed design. / Wu, Junqiang; Abdelrahman, Ahmed H.; Yu, Xiaoju; Liang, Min; Xin, Hao.

In: Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference, Vol. 52, 2016, p. 342-346.

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Wu, Junqiang ; Abdelrahman, Ahmed H. ; Yu, Xiaoju ; Liang, Min ; Xin, Hao. / Antenna radiation pattern control based on 3D printed design. In: Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. 2016 ; Vol. 52. pp. 342-346.
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