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Additive Manufacturing of Magnetic Materials to Improve RF Circuitry

While active components have gotten smaller, the past few decades have seen little improvement in the size of passive integrated circuit components. By decreasing the size and increasing the functionality of these components, integrated circuits can become smaller, faster, and cheaper. Low-cost additive manufacturing of ferromagnetic inks for RF integrated circuits provides a promising opportunity to improve these large components. The 2017-18 Raytheon SCOPE team will fabricate and test additive manufactured ferromagnetic inks on passive RF circuit components. A complex RF circuit will be used to demonstrate the effects of this emerging technology.

 

Faculty Advisor

Samantha Michalka

 

Team Members

 Lisa Hachmann

Thomas Heale

Taejin Kim

Logan Sweet

Ezra Varady