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Tunable, Printed RF Electronics
Keywords: Tunable, Printed , RF Electronics
This talk will describe research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that is focused on additive technologies for RF and microwave printed electronics. This work is done in conjunction with corporate partnerships through the Raytheon-U Mass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) and the Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC). Our research is focused on development of printed devices and subsystems including phased array antennas (2D and 3D), tunable frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and printed varactors. Important elements of the research include hybrid chip integration and additive microelectronic packaging. PERC was created to expand corporate partners to include companies developing the PE supply chain in critical areas such as design tools, materials, equipment, and components. These RF-PE projects are enabled as a result of building an integrated facility at UMass Lowell that includes all phases of PE design (electromagnetic, structural and thermal), printing technologies, material development and characterization techniques.
Dr. Craig Armiento, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA
USA


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