We present an active frequency selective surface (AFSS) consisting of a curved composite structure that provides structural stability and robustness. The proposed structure can operate on either the C-band (OFF state) or X-band (ON state) by controlling the PIN diode located between the cross-shaped loop and the inductive stub on the surface. Moreover, it minimizes parasitic couplings through grid-type on/off bias circuits and via holes. Thus, the AFSS guarantees isolation from the unit cell, which is a downside of a previous control technique called reconfigurable frequency selective surface. We analyzed the impact of composite structures and the three-dimensional shape on the AFSS transmission with a foam-core sandwich structure, which is light and mechanically strong, by considering conditions of a real application environment.
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This work has been supported by the Low Observable Technology Research Center program of Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Agency for Defense Development.
© 2017 In-Gon Lee et al.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering