A fully printed ferrite nano-particle ink based tunable antenna

Farhan A. Ghaffar, Mohammad Vaseem, Atif Shamim

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Inkjet printing or printing in general has emerged as a very attractive method for the fabrication of low cost and large size electronic systems. However, most of the printed designs rely on nano-particle based metallic inks which are printed on conventional microwave substrates. In order to have a fully printed fabrication process, the substrate also need to be printed. In this paper, a fully printed multi-layer process utilizing custom Fe2O3 based magnetic ink and a silver organic complex (SOC) ink is demonstrated for tunable antennas applications. The ink has been characterized for high frequency and magnetostatic properties. Finally as a proof of concept, a microstrip patch antenna is realized using the proposed fabrication technique which shows a tuning range of 12.5 %.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781509028863
StatePublished - Nov 2 2016


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