Tilted beam fabry-perot antenna with enhanced gain and broadband low backscattering

Umair, Hassan and Latef, Tarik Bin Abdul and Yamada, Yoshihide and Mahadi, Wan Nor Liza Binti Wan and Othman, Mohamadariff and Kamardin, Kamilia and Hussein, Mousa and Najam, Ali Imran (2021) Tilted beam fabry-perot antenna with enhanced gain and broadband low backscattering. Electronics, 10 (3). ISSN 2079-9292, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030267.

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Communication with low radar signature platforms requires antennas with low backscatter, to uphold the low observability attribute of the platforms. In this work, we present the design for a Fabry-Perot (F-P) cavity antenna with low monostatic radar cross section (RCS) and enhanced gain. In addition, peak radiation is tilted inthe elevation plane. This is achieved by incorporating phase gradient metasurface (PGM) with absorptive frequency selective surface (FSS). The periodic surface of metallic square loops with lumped resistors forms the absorptive surface, placed on top of a partially reflecting surface (PRS) with an intervening air gap. The double-sided PRS consists of uniform metallic patches etched in a periodic fashion on its upper side. The bottom surface consists of variable-sized metallic patches, to realize phase gradient. The superstrate assembly is placed at about half free space wavelength above the patch antenna resonating at 6.6 GHz. The antenna's ground plane and PRS together construct the F-P cavity. A peak gain of 11.5 dBi is achieved at 13 degrees tilt of the elevation plane. Wideband RCS reduction is achieved, spanning 5.6-16 GHz, for x- and y-polarizations of normally incident plane wave. The average RCS reduction is 13 dB. Simulation results with experimental verifications are presented.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya[GPF015A-2019]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phase gradient metasurface;Tilted beam;Monostatic radar cross section;Fabry-Perot (F-P) cavity antenna;RCS reduction
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 04:42
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 04:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/34125

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