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Printed Radio-Frequency Electronics: Design Feasibility and Morphological Considerations
by Cadwell, Ryan J., M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 2020, 158; 27994339
Abstract (Summary)

For some radio-frequency electronics applications, such as ubiquitous sensing, the ability to fabricate devices by printing could be beneficial. In RF electronics, qualities such as fabrication resolution and conductor roughness can affect microwave scattering parameters. In this work, aerosol jet printing is used to fabricate RF transmission lines, filters, and inductors. Variations in the geometry and material properties of the components are studied. The scattering parameters, insertion loss and return loss, of these components are also studied to show electrical variation. Information on geometric and electrical variations of printing is then considered in some antenna designs and an antenna array system. Simulations of printed and plated transmission lines show reasonably close results and printed samples show useable results. However, plated lines should be fabricated and measured for certainty of the similar performance, because the modeled-to-measured mismatch may be a different amount for the different morphologies of printed and plated traces.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Poliks, Mark D.
Commitee: Choi, Seokheun, Dhakal, Tara
School: State University of New York at Binghamton
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Electrical engineering, Materials science
Keywords: Aerosol jet printing, Antenna, Printed electronics, Radio-frequency, Silver nanoparticle ink, Transmission line
Publication Number: 27994339
ISBN: 9798662572157
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