Manufacturable Ultra-Thin Resistive FSS for Challenging EM Mobile Environments

Siti Zabri, Robert Cahill, Gareth Conway, Niamh McGuigan, Dmitry Zelenchuk, Raymond Dickie

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This paper reports on recent developments in the manufacture and measured electromagnetic (EM)performance of a new class of thin microwave absorbers based on metal backed resistively loaded Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS). Ink jet printing technology is shown to be aviable method for creating patterned FSS elements very close to the desired resistance values. This is demonstrated by comparing simulated and measured reflectivity plots for an inkjet and a stencil printed polarisation independent absorbert hat is designed to work in the frequency range 7.1 - 24 GHz.Numerical simulations show that thin FSS absorbers provide radar back scatter suppression, not only in the far field of the illuminating antenna, but also when the EM source is placed very close to the surface of the periodic array. This technology can therefore provide a solution for enhancing the performance of wireless sensors placed close to lossy loads such as the human body.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 9-12 April 2018
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 09 Apr 201813 Apr 2018
Conference number: 12


Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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