3d printed bifocal lens antenna for multi-beam applications

Carolina Mateo-Segura, Apostolos Georgiadis, Adrián Ayastuy Rodriguez, Ryan Bahr, Manos M. Tentzeris, Ana Collado, George Goussetis

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of a bifocal lens antenna for multibeam antennas (MBA) applications. The radiation characteristics of the bifocal lens antenna are presented with focus on scan loss, half power beamwidth and radiation patterns for different scanning angles. Additive manufacturing (AM) is used to 3D print the bifocal lens antenna. The advantages offered using 3D printing technology compared to conventional manufacturing techniques include a more flexible design capability, more costly efficient, less human interaction, less prototyping time and therefore faster product development cycle. The advantages of using transformation electromagnetics to develop a flat bifocal are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Event38th ESA Antenna Workshop: Innovative Antenna Systems and Technologies for Future Space Missions - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference38th ESA Antenna Workshop
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period3/10/176/10/17

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    Mateo-Segura, C., Georgiadis, A., Ayastuy Rodriguez, A., Bahr, R., Tentzeris, M. M., Collado, A., & Goussetis, G. (2017). 3d printed bifocal lens antenna for multi-beam applications. Paper presented at 38th ESA Antenna Workshop, Noordwijk, Netherlands.