Inkjet-printed '4D' tunable spatial filters using on-demand foldable surfaces

Syed Abdullah Nauroze, Larissa Novelino, Manos M. Tentzeris, Glaucio H. Paulino

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A state-of-the-art fully Inkjet-printed tunable frequency selective surface on cellulose paper is presented, which uses a Miura origami structure for an on-demand linear variation in inter-element distance and the effective length of the resonant dipole elements, resulting in an observable shift in the operational frequency of the structure. The dipole elements are placed on the foldlines along with special 'bridge-like' structures to realize first-of-its-kind truly flexible conductive traces over sharp bends. Simulation and measurement results show that the Miura-FSS can be tuned to a wide range of frequencies and features a large angle of incidence rejection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063604
StatePublished - Oct 4 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017 - Honololu, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2017Jun 9 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X


Other2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Cellulose paper
  • Frequency selective surface (FSS)
  • Inkjet-printing
  • Miura
  • Oblique incidence
  • Origami
  • Tunable filters


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