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A single-layer tuneable microwave absorber using an active FSS

Tennant, A. and Chambers, B. (2004) A single-layer tuneable microwave absorber using an active FSS. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 14 (1). pp. 46-47. ISSN 1531-1309


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An experimental single-layer active microwave absorber in described. The absorber is a planar structure based upon the topology of a Salisbury screen, but in which the conventional resistive layer is replaced by an active frequency selective surface (FSS) controlled by pin diodes. The resulting structure has superior reflectivity-bandwidth characteristics compared to conventional passive absorbers of corresponding thickness. Measured data are presented and show that the reflectivity response of the absorber can be controlled over the frequency band from 9 to 13 GHz.

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Keywords: absorber, active, adaptive, frequency selective surface (FSS)
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 09:33
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2003.820639
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/LMWC.2003.820639
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/803

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