ARTIFICIAL SURFACES WITH INTERWOVEN AND TESSELLATED PATTERNED CONDUCTORS: PROPERTIES AND PHENOMENOLOGY

A. Vallecchi*, A. G. Schuchinsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The features of artificial surfaces composed of doubly periodic patterns of interwoven planar conductors are discussed. The free-standing intertwined quadrifilar spirals and modified Brigid's crosses are presented as illustrative examples to demonstrate the highly stable angular reflection and transmittance response with low cross-polarisation and a broad fractional bandwidth. The main mechanisms contributing to the substantially sub-wavelength response of these arrays are discussed showing that interweaving their conductor patterns provides concurrent control of both the equivalent capacitance and inductance of the unit cell. The effects of dielectric substrate and conductor thickness on the properties of intertwined spiral and modified Brigid's cross arrays are discussed to provide insight in the effect of the structure parameters on array performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages401-402
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory (MMET) - Kharkiv, Ukraine
Duration: 28 Aug 201230 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory (MMET)
CountryUkraine
CityKharkiv
Period28/08/201230/08/2012

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