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

Antti V. 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 publicationAntennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), 2016 Loughborough
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1-5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0783-7, 978-1-5090-0782-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0784-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference, LAPC 2016 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceLoughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference, LAPC 2016
    Abbreviated titleLAPC 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLoughborough
    Period14/11/1615/11/16

    Keywords

    • frequency selective absorber
    • millimeter wave
    • printed electronics
    • flexible substrate
    • roll-to-roll printing
    • reverse offset
    • antenna
    • hologram

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