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Planar monopole antennas on substrates fabricated through an additive manufacturing process

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7129744
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS
Issue numberJune
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This paper introduces a new method for creating a flexible antenna using additive manufacturing for the construction of the substrate. Two substrates were created using a 3D multi-material polymer printer. These substrates were composed using different ratios of the two materials supported by the printer. Planar monopole antennas with a bevel were placed on top of these substrates to form flexible antennas. This paper demonstrates a quick way to create antennas that can be used on non-rigid structures.


  • 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Broadband Antennas, Flexible Antennas