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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(11): 114101    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/11/114101

Ultra-wideband low radar cross-section metasurface and its application on waveguide slot antenna array

Li-Li Cong(丛丽丽), Xiang-Yu Cao(曹祥玉), Tao Song(宋涛), Jun Gao(高军)
Air Force Engineering University, Xi'an 710077, China

A novel approach devoted to achieving ultra-wideband radar cross section reduction (RCSR) of a waveguide slot antenna array (WGSAA) while maintaining its radiation performance is proposed. Three kinds of artificial magnetic conductors (AMCs) tiles consisting of three types of basic units resonant at different frequencies are designed and arranged in a novel quadruple-triangle-type configuration to create a composite planar metasurface. The proposed metasurface is characterized by low radar feature over an ultra-wideband based on the principle of phase cancellation. Both simulated and measured results demonstrate that after the composite metasurface is used to cover part of the antenna array, an ultra-wideband RCSR involving in-band and out-of-band is achieved for co-and cross-polarized incident waves based on energy cancellation, while the radiation performance is well retained. The proposed method is simple, low-cost, and easy-to-fabricate, providing a new method for ultra-wideband RCSR of an antenna array. Moreover, the method proposed in this paper can easily be applied to other antenna architectures.

Keywords:  metasurface      polarization-independent artificial magnetic conductor (PIDAMC)      waveguide slot antenna array (WGSAA)      radar cross section reduction  
Received:  26 June 2018      Revised:  27 July 2018      Published:  05 November 2018
PACS:  41.20.Jb (Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation)  
  73.20.Mf (Collective excitations (including excitons, polarons, plasmons and other charge-density excitations))  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61671464, 61701523, and 61471389).

Corresponding Authors:  Xiang-Yu Cao     E-mail:

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Li-Li Cong(丛丽丽), Xiang-Yu Cao(曹祥玉), Tao Song(宋涛), Jun Gao(高军) Ultra-wideband low radar cross-section metasurface and its application on waveguide slot antenna array 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 114101

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