Nonmagnetic ultra wideband absorber with optimal thickness
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Technical Report LUTEDX/(TEAT-7189)/1-14/(2010)
Design of ultra wideband absorbers with bandwidth ratios larger than 10:1 is investigated. It is explained that if there is no constraint on the total thickness of the absorber, achieving large bandwidths is straightforward. The problem becomes challenging when the minimization of the total thickness is considered. It is shown that for a given frequency response, the total thickness of a nonmagnetic absorber cannot be less than a theoretical limit. If a design method can reduce the total thickness to the theoretical limit level, its superiority over other design methods is doubtless. It is demonstrated that the capacitive circuit absorber approach has this unique feature. In order to clarify the design ideas and techniques, the optimal absorber is developed in different stages. It is shown that unequal periods for the low-pass frequency selective surfaces are essential for attaining the optimal performance.
- Technology and Engineering
- Electromagnetic theory