Miniaturized-Element Frequency-Selective Rasorber Design Using Characteristic Modes Analysis

Guo, Qingxin
Su, Jianxun
Song, Jiming
Li, Zengrui
Song, Jiming
Guan, Yalin
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A dual-polarization frequency-selective rasorber with two absorptive bands at both sides of a passband is presented. Based on the characteristic mode analysis, a circuit analog absorber is designed using a lossy FSS that consists of miniaturized meander lines and lumped resistors. The positions and values of resistors are determined according to the analysis of modal significances and modal current. After that, the presented rasorber is designed by cascading of the lossy FSS and a lossless bandpass FSS. Equivalent circuits of the frequency-selective rasorber are modelled, and surface current distributions of both FSSs are illustrated to explain the operation mechanism. Measurement results show that, under the normal incidence, a minimum insertion loss of 0.27 dB is achieved at a passband around 6 GHz, and the absorption bands with an absorption rate higher than 80% are 2.5 to 4.6 GHz in the lower band and 7.7 to 12 GHz in the higher band, respectively. Our results exhibit good agreements between measurements and simulations.

<p>This is a manuscript of an article published as Guo, Qingxin, Jianxun Su, Zengrui Li, Jiming Song, and Yalin Guan. "Miniaturized-Element Frequency-Selective Rasorber Design Using Characteristic Modes Analysis." <em>IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation</em> (2020). DOI: <a href="" target="_blank">10.1109/TAP.2020.2986640</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
CNDE, characteristic mode analysis, frequency-selective rasorber, frequency-selective surface, radar absorber