Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications

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Abstract

The resistively loaded 3D printed antenna demonstrates that commercially available thermoplastic filament which incorporates carbon particles can be used to print the radiating element directly, without any need to coat it with metal. Antennas used for Ground Penetrating Radar are generally resistively loaded in order to minimise late-time ringing which would obscure the returns from targets. Therefore radiation efficiency is not expected to be high. Wideband operation and good directivity are desirable characteristics of air-coupled GPR antennas, as realised here using a low cost fused filament 3D printer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages3444-3446
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701870
ISBN (Print)9781509037421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/03/1724/03/17

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Ground penetrating radar systems
printer
Microstrip antennas
3D printers
antennas
air
Antennas
efficiency
Antenna grounds
filaments
costs
Thermoplastics
Radar
ground penetrating radar
printers
directivity
Radiation
Carbon
Air
Metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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Jenks, C. H. J. (2017). Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications. In 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017 (pp. 3444-3446). [7928410] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928410

Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications. / Jenks, C. H.J.

11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017. IEEE, 2017. p. 3444-3446 7928410.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jenks, CHJ 2017, Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications. in 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017., 7928410, IEEE, pp. 3444-3446, 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017, Paris, France, 19/03/17. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928410
Jenks CHJ. Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications. In 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017. IEEE. 2017. p. 3444-3446. 7928410 https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928410
Jenks, C. H.J. / Resistively loaded 3D printed antenna for GPR applications. 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017. IEEE, 2017. pp. 3444-3446
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