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Hybrid frequency selective surface phase cancelation structure based broadband switchable radar cross section reduction
Published in John Wiley and Sons Inc
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
In this paper, a switchable radar cross section (RCS) reduction between the two broadbands' (1-7 GHz and 4-10 GHz) has been achieved by just considering the integration of hybrid frequency selective surface (FSS) based phase cancelation structure (PCS) with a modified ground square patch antenna operating at 2.4 GHz. The full metallic ground plane of the conventional microstrip antenna (MSA) is replaced by a 2 × 2 array of band-stop FSS having the same frequency as that of the MSA. This ground plane modification helps to increase the maximum out-of-band RCS reduction from 16.4 dB to 20 dB. The ground modified MSA without any PCS exhibits both in-band and out-of-band maximum RCS reduction of 20 dB over a wideband (1-7 GHz). A new approach is adopted to form the PCS. It is formed by placing two non-overlapping hybrid FSSs at different heights above the MSA. The MSA with FSS based ground plane along with the hybrid FSS based PCS exhibits good monostatic and bistatic RCS reduction across 4 to 10 GHz without affecting the radiation characteristics of the conventional MSA. The measured results show a close resemblance to the simulated ones. © 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.
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