DOI: 10.2478/jee-2023-0036 ISSN:

A miniaturized quintuple-band frequency selective surface based on enclosed cross slots

Pratyancha Prasad, Akhilesh Kumar


This article presents a low-profile quintuple-band frequency selective surface (FSS) that is designed as a sub-reflector for applications including satellite systems (C band), EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) spectrometers, motion and traffic light crossing detectors (X band), Direct Broadcast Satellite and broadcasting satellite service (Ku band), and shortrange applications (K band). The dimensions of the miniaturized unit cell 0.08λ0×0.08λ0×0.012λ0, where, λ0 is the free-space wavelength corresponding to the lower cut-off frequency. There are five stop bands, and frequencies at which they resonate are 6.3, 7.06, 9.30, 11.2, 14.0, and 18.64 GHz. The fractional bandwidths (FBW) of these bands are 62.6, 7.5, 9.2, 11, and 11.69%, respectively. Additionally, as a result of the structure’s four-fold symmetry, it exhibits a good polarization-insensitive response as well as a stable response in both the TE and TM modes. Full-wave simulation is performed on the structure, after which an equivalent circuit model is constructed.

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