3D-Printed Super-Wideband Spidron Fractal Cube Antenna with Laminated Copper
AbstractIn this paper, a 3D-printed super-wideband (SWB) Spidron fractal cube antenna is proposed. The Spidron fractal configuration is utilized as a self-complementary structure on each face of a 3D frame to attain SWB characteristics. The antenna is excited through a tapered microstrip balun for both mode transforming and impedance matching. A prototype of the proposed antenna, including the 3D frame fabricated with the help of a 3D printer and Spidron fractal patches made of copper tape, is experimentally verified. The measured −10 dB reflection ratio bandwidth is 34:1 (0.44–15.38 GHz). The peak gain varies from 3.42 to 9.29 dBi within the operating frequency bandwidth. The measured radiation patterns are nearly omnidirectional at all operating frequency bands. View Full-Text
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Kwon, O.H.; Park, W.B.; Lee, S.; Lee, J.M.; Park, Y.M.; Hwang, K.C. 3D-Printed Super-Wideband Spidron Fractal Cube Antenna with Laminated Copper. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 979.
Kwon OH, Park WB, Lee S, Lee JM, Park YM, Hwang KC. 3D-Printed Super-Wideband Spidron Fractal Cube Antenna with Laminated Copper. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(10):979.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kwon, Oh H.; Park, Won B.; Lee, Sungwoo; Lee, Jong M.; Park, Young M.; Hwang, Keum C. 2017. "3D-Printed Super-Wideband Spidron Fractal Cube Antenna with Laminated Copper." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 10: 979.
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