Suitability of roll-to-roll reverse offset printing for mass production of millimeter-wave antennas: progress report

Antti Räisänen, Juha Ala-Laurinaho, Viktar Asadchy, Ana Diaz Rubio, Subash Khanal, Vasilii Semkin, Sergei Tretyakov, Xuchen Wang, Jianfang Zheng, Ari Alastalo, Tapio Mäkelä, Asko Sneck

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Abstract

In this work, we investigate different printing technologies suitable for mass production of millimeter-wave antennas and other devices, e.g., holograms and frequency selective absorbers, on flexible substrates. We concentrate especially on roll-to-roll reverse offset printing. The driving factors are low cost, high accuracy, high efficiency, and reliable performance. Therefore, we need to find and characterize suitable flexible substrates (permittivity and loss tangent at mm-wavelengths), conducting inks (viscosity, surface resistance of the resulting conducting layer), adhesion of the ink to the substrate, and feature size capable for printing mm-wave antennas and other passive devices in high volumes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages300-304
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0782-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference - Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Abbreviated titleLAPC
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period14/11/201615/11/2016

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