Rapid Prototyping of Electrically Small Spherical Wire Antennas

Oleksiy S. Kim

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Abstract

It is shown how modern rapid prototyping technologies can be applied for quick and inexpensive, but still accurate, fabrication of electrically small wire antennas. A well known folded spherical helix antenna and a novel spherical zigzag antenna have been fabricated and tested, exhibiting the impedance and radiation characteristics in close agreement with those predicted numerically.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume62
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)3839-3842
Number of pages4
ISSN0018-926X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Electrically small antennas
  • Nanocrystalline copper
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Selective laser sintering
  • Spherical antennas

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