Consistent Integral Equation Modeling of Cloaking Planar Microstrip Antennas

Athanasios N. Papadimopoulos, Nikolaos L. Tsitsas, Constantinos A. Valagiannopoulos, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Christos S. Antonopoulos, Theodoros D. Tsiboukis

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    In this paper, an efficient integral equation method is developed for the response and scattering characteristics of cloaked 2-D planar microstrip receiving antennas. The featured technique combines Green's function for the strip-free structure with the decomposition of the strip into cylindrical thin wires and a radiation integral evaluation for the scattered field. In essence, the desired low-profile operation of the antenna is achieved by overlaying a superstrate slab atop the antenna. Moreover, an optimization process determines the constitutive parameters and thickness of the slab, so that a significantly reduced scattering behavior is obtained. Finally, the performance of the receiving antenna is investigated for a specific range of frequencies around the operating one, while the accuracy of the proposed algorithm is successfully verified through several numerical simulations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7203706
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016


    • Cloaking
    • electromagnetic metamaterials
    • integral equations
    • microstrip antennas

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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