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Friel, R., Gerling-Gedin, M., Nilsson, E. & Andreasson, B. P. (2019). 3D Printed Radar Lenses with Anti-Reflective Structures. Designs, 3(2), Article ID 28.
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2019 (English)In: Designs, E-ISSN 2411-9660, Vol. 3, no 2, article id 28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine if 3D printed lenses with wavelength specific anti-reflective (AR) surface structures would improve beam intensity and thus radar efficiency for a Printed Circuit Board (PCB)-based 60 GHz radar. This would have potential for improved low-cost radar lenses for the consumer product market. Methods: A hyperbolic lens was designed in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and was then modified with a wavelength specified AR structure. Electromagnetic computer simulation was performed on both the ‘smooth’ and ‘AR structure’ lenses and compared to actual 60 GHz radar measurements of 3D printed polylactic acid (PLA) lenses. Results: The simulation results showed an increase of 10% in signal intensity of the AR structure lens over the smooth lens. Actual measurement showed an 8% increase in signal of the AR structure lens over the smooth lens. Conclusions: Low cost and readily available Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing has been shown to be capable of printing an AR structure coated hyperbolic lens for millimeter wavelength radar applications. These 3D Printed AR structure lenses are effective in improving radar measurements over non-AR structure lenses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: MDPI, 2019
Keywords
radar, 3D printing, lenses, anti-reflective coatings, millimeter wave radar, simulation, additive manufacturing, quasi-optics
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39695 (URN)10.3390/designs3020028 (DOI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 2016/0303
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-07-31Bibliographically approved
Hagström, A. L., Vass, L., Liu, F., Gerling, M., Karlsson, P.-O., Nilsson, E. & Andreasson, B. P. (2018). An iterative approach to determine the refractive index of 3D printed 60GHz PLA lenses. In: Proceedings of the 14th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2018): . Paper presented at Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 12-13 November, 2018. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 14th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2018), Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper describes an iterative approach to determine quasi-optical properties of standard 3D printer filament material to, in an inexpensive and fast way, construct focusing lenses for millimetre wave systems. Results from three lenses with different focal lengths are shown and discussed. The real part of the permittivity at 60GHz for polylactic acid (PLA) is in this paper determined to be εr=2.74. © 2018 Institution of Engineering and Technology. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 2018
Series
IET Conference Publications ; CP746
Keywords
Additive manufacturing, radar, lenses, quasi-optics
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38454 (URN)10.1049/cp.2018.1480 (DOI)2-s2.0-85061380873 (Scopus ID)978-1-78561-969-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference 2018, LAPC 2018, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 12-13 November, 2018
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20160303
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2019-04-24Bibliographically approved
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