Benjamin S. Cook

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This paper introduces a low cost, fast and accessible technology to support the rapid prototyping of functional electronic devices. Central to this approach of 'instant inkjet circuits' is the ability to print highly conductive traces and patterns onto flexible substrates such as paper and plastic films cheaply and quickly. In addition to providing an(More)
Flexible multi-layer inkjet printed capacitors that have a self resonant frequency above 3 GHz are demonstrated for the first time utilizing two custom formulated polymer-based dielectric inks. The formulation and characterization of both dielectric inks for optimal viscosity and film thickness are performed. The frequency dependent capacitance and quality(More)
This paper introduces the first-of-its-kind wireless passive sensing platform combining radio frequency identification (RFID), microfluidics, and inkjet printing technology that enables remote fluid analysis and requires as little as 3 μL of fluid. The demonstrated variable microfluidic capacitors, resonators, and RFID tags are fabricated using a(More)
In this paper, we propose the first dual-band retrodirective reflector array using Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) and inkjet-printed technologies on flexible low-cost substrates, such as paper, for operability around 3.6GHz and 5.8GHz. In addition, it offers the versatility of multiband retro-directive designs potentially covering numerous RFID(More)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has enabled a new class of low cost, wireless zero-power sensors, which open up applications in highly pervasive and distributed RFID-enabled sensing, which were previously not feasible with wired or battery powered wireless sensor nodes. This paper provides a review of RFID sensing techniques utilizing(More)
Flexible inkjet-printed proximity-fed patch antennas, designed for the 24-GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band, are demonstrated in this letter for the first time featuring a multilayer inkjet deposition process. Inkjet printing of antennas allows for the low-cost, noncontact, and additive fabrication of RF components onto nearly any host(More)
Inkjet printing on flexible paper and additive manufacturing technologies (AMT) are introduced for the sustainable ultra-low-cost fabrication of flexible radio frequency (RF)/microwave electronics and sensors. The paper covers examples of state-of-the-art integrated wireless sensor modules on paper or flexible polymers and shows numerous inkjetprinted(More)
Inkjet-printing is a very promising technology for the development of microwave circuits and components. Inkjetprinting technology of conductive silver nanoparticles on an organic flexible paper substrate is introduced in this study. The paper substrate is characterised using the T-resonator method. A variety of microwave passive and active devices, as well(More)
A fully inkjet-printed multi-layer microstrip patch antenna with a CPW to microstrip line transition is designed and demonstrated for the first time in this paper. Both metallic layers and SU-8 substrate are fabricated with an additive inkjet printing process. The patch antenna is designed to operate at 14 GHz, and the operation of the antenna is confirmed(More)
A scalable, low-cost process for fabricating copper-based microwave components on flexible, paper-based substrates is demonstrated. An inkjet printer is used to deposit a catalyst-bearing solution (tailored for such printing) in a desired pattern on commercially-available, recyclable, non-toxic (Teslin®) paper. The catalystbearing paper is then immersed in(More)