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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(4): 047802    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/4/047802

Analysis of frequency selective surface absorbers via a novel equivalent circuit method

Liu Li-Guo, Wu Wei-Wei, Mo Jin-Jun, Fu Yun-Qi, Yuan Nai-Chang
College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
Abstract  An equivalent circuit (EC) method for absorbers design is proposed in this paper. Without using full-wave analysis, the EC method can predict the performance of the absorbers. This method is employed to synthesize broadband absorbers by inserting the resistors respectively into the single- and double-square loops structures, then two different prototypes with broadband absorbing frequency bands are manufactured and measured. By comparisons with the results both by using the full-wave analysis and by the measurements, the correctness of the new EC method is verified. Some factors which affect the absorbing bandwidth are also investigated. Due to its fast and accurate characteristics, the EC method which can be theoretically applied to arbitrary FSS is a good candidate for broadband design of the absorbers.
Keywords:  frequency selective surfaces      equivalent circuit      absorber     
Received:  07 October 2012      Published:  01 March 2013
PACS:  78.20.Ci (Optical constants (including refractive index, complex dielectric constant, absorption, reflection and transmission coefficients, emissivity))  
  41.20.Jb (Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation)  
Fund: Project supported by the Science Foundation for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China (Grant No. NCET-10-0894).
Corresponding Authors:  Liu Li-Guo     E-mail:

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Liu Li-Guo, Wu Wei-Wei, Mo Jin-Jun, Fu Yun-Qi, Yuan Nai-Chang Analysis of frequency selective surface absorbers via a novel equivalent circuit method 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 047802

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