When talking about satellite and backhaul antenna, the better ones were usually determined by being the larger and heavier to produce the higher peak power. However, this makes them very expensive, hard to handle and time-consuming to develop.
The Regular Dielectric Reflector
The classical Rf Deflectors are generally heavy weighted, voluminous and design limited, not to forget that they are extremely expensive to fabricate. Therefore, the requirement for an alternative RF Reflector with less complexity was suggested being highly needed. In addition, the RF Dielectric reflector can reflect wave at certain frequencies and be transparent at other frequencies. The innovative feature can enable multi-functional parameters depending on band.
Zetamix Epsilon Dielectric Reflector
Zetamix, in a collaboration with The LEAT and thanks to the new Epsilon Filament, managed to 3D print a brand-new innovative RF Deflector. It was created using 2 different materials, the epsilon 2.2 and the epsilon 7.5, this combination was made possible by using the Raise 3D. The 3D printing technique enables to print metasurface structures allowing the creation of flat parts with complex and lightweight discreet shapes, it’s also characterized by its low losses and low-cost.
This new innovative RF Reflector has an adjustable design and composition, making it interactable with a different range of frequencies. Since the Epsilon Filament comes in different permittivity, this characteristic allows the interference with different Frequencies (the 7.5 permittivity filament reaches out to 100 GHz) The ratio of the filament used can also take part in this unique mission, the adjustment of it can allow the interaction with complicated frequency rates usually almost impossible to reach.