Designing 3D Printed Horn Antennas for Landmine Detection

2018-01-03T15:24:17Z (GMT) by Sebastian Wirth
<div>3MT presented at the 2017 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.</div><div><br></div><div>This work presents the novel design and manufacture of a 3D-printed X-band horn antenna as a single part . This design considerably reduces manufacturing and assembly costs, is sixty percent lighter than an equivalent commercial antennas and offers similar performance. The antennas are particularly suitable for operational scenarios were weight is a key system requirement such as UAVs or as intended in this research for near field ground penetrating radar applications. </div><div><br></div>