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Inkjet-printed paper-based substrate-integrated waveguide (SIW) components and antennas

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This paper presents a novel technology for the implementation of substrate-integrated waveguide (SIW) structures, based on a paper substrate and realized by an inkjet-printing fabrication process. The use of paper permits to implement low-cost microwave structures and components, by adopting a completely eco-friendly implementation technology. SIW structures appear particularly suitable for implementation on paper, due to the possibility to easily realize multilayered topologies and conformal geometries. In this paper, SIW passive components, and antennas (including straight interconnects, band-pass filters, and slotted-waveguide antennas) are proposed for the first time. The design of the components, the steps of the fabrication process, and the experimental characterization of the prototypes are reported in this paper.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Eco-friendly materials, New and emerging technologies and materials, Paper-based inkjet-printed technology, Passive components and circuits, Substrate integrates waveguide