A polarization-insensitive time-modulated frequency-selective surface for broad frequency range
【Abstract】 Usually, Radar signature of an object is reduced using microwave absorber surface. Recently, another approach based on time-modulated frequency-selective surfaces has been developed to deceive Radar detection by selectively generating harmonics/sidebands. Here, a polarization-insensitive time-modulated frequency-selective surface is proposed that works over a broad frequency range. The design employs a PIN diode-based switchable frequency-selective surface to switch between the two states of reflection coefficient. Monochromatic incident electromagnetic (EM) wave, upon reflection from the surface is modulated by a periodic time-varying reflection coefficient to generate several harmonics/sidebands along with the incident frequency. In the frequency spectrum of the reflected EM wave, the power of the incident frequency component is suppressed below that of the sidebands. The time-modulated frequency selective surface has the capability to suppress the incident frequency component for any incident EM wave in 2–4 GHz that is S band, as well as generate spurious reflection sidebands.
【Author】 Mondeep Saikia, Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava, S. Anantha Ramakrishna
【Keywords】 frequency selective surfaces, modulation, p–i–n diodes
【Journal】 IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation(IF：1) Time：2021-12-05