Design of a metal 3-D printed corrugated antenna

Despoina Kampouridou, James Churm, Christopher Denyer, Moataz Attallah, Michael Lancaster, Alexandros Feresidis

Research output: Contribution to conference (unpublished)Paperpeer-review


In this summary, a Ka-band Bull's Eye antenna is proposed, which consists of 6 corrugated concentric rings and radiates via a waveguide aperture. A metal 3-D printing technology is used for the first time for this type of corrugated antenna. The antenna is simulated for various cases of surface roughness. The structure has been simulated with CST Microwave Studio, and simulated results demonstrate a maximum realized gain of 17.1 dBi at 27 GHz and a 3-dB bandwidth of 11%, for the ideal case of surface roughness. A prototype has been fabricated with this very promising 3-D printing technology.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventAntennas and Propagation Conference 2019, APC 2019 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Nov 201912 Nov 2019


ConferenceAntennas and Propagation Conference 2019, APC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Bull's Eye antenna
  • Corrugated surfaces
  • Metal 3D printing
  • Waveguide aperture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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