An X-band Luneburg lens antenna fabricated by rapid prototyping technology


Journal Article

In this paper, a 3-D Luneburg Lens has been designed, fabricated and characterized. Refractive index control of the lens is based on the mixing ratio of air voids and a polymer. The 12 cm (4λ0 at 10 GHz) diameter lens is designed to work at X-band. The effective permittivity of the unit cell is estimated by effective medium theory and calculated by the finite-element simulation software Ansoft HFSS. Fabrication is implemented by a polymer jetting rapid prototyping method. In the measurement, the lens antenna is fed by an X-band waveguide. The half-power beam width of the antenna is 14 degrees and no obvious side lobe is found in the measurement above the noise floor. © 2011 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liang, M; Ng, WR; Chang, K; Gehm, ME; Xin, H

Published Date

  • September 7, 2011

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0149-645X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/MWSYM.2011.5972738

Citation Source

  • Scopus