Cloaking a microstrip antenna: Integral equation modeling

C. A. Valagiannopoulos, N. L. Tsitsas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We analyze a two-dimensional planar microstrip antenna, excited by a plane wave, and propose its operation as a low-profile receiving antenna, by adjusting the parameters of its cloaking superstrate. A semi-analytic integral equation method is developed to determine the antenna's scattering characteristics. It is shown that for specific cloaking parameters the far-field by the antenna is considerably reduced, while the received signal from the antenna is maintained at sensible levels. The material values achieving the reduction correspond to an -near-zero or a low-index metamaterial superstrate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12
Pages383-386
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2012
Event2012 14th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 2 2012Sep 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12

Other

Other2012 14th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2012
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/2/129/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cloaking a microstrip antenna: Integral equation modeling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Valagiannopoulos, C. A., & Tsitsas, N. L. (2012). Cloaking a microstrip antenna: Integral equation modeling. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12 (pp. 383-386). [6328654] (Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'12). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEAA.2012.6328654