AbstractThis paper presents an efficient and affordable production method for high-precision mm-wave antennas and RF components. The selected manufacturing process, Laser Powder bed fusion, is a metal Additive Manufacturing technology that has been optimized for high printing resolutions. A novel approach for manufacturing W-band radar antennas used in Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS).
SponsorsClean Sky Programme under grant agreement no. 886696 and was carried out in the frame of the 3DGUIDE project (Feasibility demonstration of 3D printing for a new efficient production method of mm-wave waveguide antenna).