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A Broadband, Polarization Insensitive, Wide Incidence-Angle-Slotted Ring/Lumped Resistor-Based Metamaterial Absorber for Ku-Band Applications

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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul, Turkey

ELECTRICA 2021; 21: 96-104
DOI: 10.5152/electrica.2021.20053
Read: 244 Downloads: 141 Published: 19 January 2021

A broadband-slotted ring/lumped resistor-based metamaterial absorber (MA) is presented in this study for Ku-band microwave applications. Numerical results of the MA indicate that it can achieve a broadband absorption ratio of more than 85% in the frequency range of 12.4–17.6 GHz and has active polarization insensitivity and wide incidence-angle response over the entire operation band between 12.4-17.6 GHz. The designed MA is ultrathin around λ/14.7 in terms of wavelength at its lowest operation frequency, corresponding to 1.7 mm. The proposed unit-cell structure of the MA is novel, consisting of a slotted ring with eight symmetrically-located lumped resistors, FR-4 material, and a metallic ground, which is compatible with low-cost PCB fabrication; therefore, the MA is suitable for practical microwave applications in the Ku-band.

Cite this article as: Aksimsek S. A Broadband, Polarization Insensitive, Wide Incidence-Angle-Slotted Ring/Lumped Resistor-Based Metamaterial Absorber for Ku-Band Applications. Electrica, 2021; 21(1): 96-104.

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