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The phase-switched screen

Chambers, B. and Tennant, A. (2004) The phase-switched screen. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 46 (6). pp. 23-37. ISSN 1045-9243


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Conventional (passive) radar-absorbent materials operate either by phase cancellation or by absorbing incident electromagnetic energy and converting it into heat. This paper examines a new type of active "absorber," called the phase-switched screen (PSS). The PSS operates quite differently from passive absorbers in that it exhibits an apparently low value of reflectivity by redistributing the electromagnetic energy incident upon it over a bandwidth that is wide enough to ensure that little reflected energy falls within the pass-band of the receiver. The discussion considers the basic temporal and spectral properties of several PSS topologies, and includes measured data on both planar and cylindrical PSS structures.

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Keywords: electromagnetic scattering, modulation, radar cross-sections, electromagnetic scattering by absorbing media, intelligent materials, intelligent structures
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:14
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2004.1396733
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/MAP.2004.1396733
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/800

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