Till now, electromagnetic structures needed to be either etched or precision milled. Lately, printing of such structures becomes more accessible to a larger audience, but it is not very clear yet what the limitations induced by this process mean.
On the other hand, printing allows to design free form structures, and free the designer from many realization limitations that were otherwise unavoidable. One example is the use of fractal structures to downsize filters, transmission lines and antennas used in microwave applications.
In this work, you will design, simulate, realize, and characterize free-form electromagnetic structures using 3D printing and conductive paint techniques. You will optimize the process to obtain a performance which matches or hopefully outperforms classical