Ultraminiaturised polarisation selective surface (PSS) for dual-band Wi-Fi and WLAN shielding applications

Umer Farooq*, Adnan Iftikhar, Muhammad Farhan Shafique, Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi, Sarah Clendinning, Adnan Fida, Muhammad Junaid Mughal, Muhammad Saeed Khan

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This study reports on a highly miniaturised polarisation selective surface (PSS) for dual-band Wi-Fi and WLAN applications. The proposed unit cell consists of two independently tuneable square loops. The outer loop is split with a gap of 0.2 mm to introduce polarisation selectivity and miniaturisation for lower-frequency band of 2.5 GHz. The inner square loop is inductively loaded with arms to suppress 5.45 GHz frequency band. These configurations have resulted in a unit element size of λ/14 at 2.5 GHz, which is not presented before to the best of the authors' knowledge. A wide rejection bandwidth (−10 dB) of more than 600 and 1180 MHz is obtained around 2.5 and 5.45 GHz, respectively. Furthermore, the proposed PSS exhibits an excellent polarisation selective characteristic by generating two stopbands at 2.5 and 5.45 GHz when illuminated by horizontal (TM) incident waves, whereas vertically (TE) polarised incident waves result in the generation of passbands for these two frequencies. Numerical validation through equivalent circuit modelling of the proposed PSS has also been carried out. A finite prototype containing 31 × 33 elements is fabricated and tested. The measured results demonstrated that the PSS has excellent potential for applications that employ polarisation separators and wave generators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514-1521
Number of pages8
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number13
Early online date28 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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