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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 May 2013

Riccardo Moro*
Affiliation:
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Sangkil Kim
Affiliation:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Maurizio Bozzi
Affiliation:
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Manos Tentzeris
Affiliation:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
*
Corresponding author: R. Moro Email: riccardo.moro@unipv.it

Abstract

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.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press and the European Microwave Association 2013 

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