Aerosol Jet Printed Functional Nanoinks with High Reliability and Reconfigurability

X. Lan, E. Nguyen, A. Malingowski, V. Gambin, J. Tice
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems,
United States

Keywords: aerosol jet, nanomaterial ink, RF device


Printed electronic components have long been desired in the aerospace industry to enable prototyping, design verification, and concept validation at a much more rapid pace than photolithography or manual wire bonding processes. For satellites that are subjected to extreme thermal environments, highly reliable materials and processes are used. Aerosol jet printing has recently become more prevalent in commercial electronic manufacturing processes due to its consistency and fine feature size (