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|Fully 3D Printed 2.4 GHz Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna|
|Keywords: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Antenna|
|3D printing and printed electronics are combined to demonstrate the feasibility of printing electrically functional RF devices. A combined process is used to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating a 2.4 GHz antenna in a fully-3D printed object. Both dielectric, which also serves as the structure, and conductors are printed. Full-wave models are generated using Ansoft HFSS. Real-world tests using a Class 1 “100 m” Bluetooth module are conducted and compared against the performance of an industry-standard quarter wavelength monopole antenna.|
University of Texas El Paso
El Paso, TX