Analysis and design of thin absorbers based on artificial magnetic conductors with resistive elements

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  • Loughborough University
  • Queen's University, Belfast


Periodic arrangements of metallic scatterers have in the past decades found numerous applications as Frequency Selective Surfaces [1]. More recently Artificial Magnetic Conductors (AMCs) [2] have been presented based on arrays printed on grounded dielectrics. AMC and FSS have been employed to reduce the profile of Salisbury screen absorbers in [3] and [4] respectively. Another variation where the resistive sheet was substituted by a resistive FSS and the ground plane by a metallic FSS was presented in [5]. AMC structures have also been proposed as thin absorbers. A double square loop AMC where lumped resistors were embedded in the metallic elements was proposed as thin absorber in [6]. In [7-9] AMC structures consisting of resistive elements were proposed, while [10] suggested the use of metallic AMCs on lossy substrates. Tunable designs are presented in [11] based on liquid crystal (LC) technology.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010