DOI: 10.1155/2024/8777541 ISSN: 1687-5877

A Novel Ultra-Miniaturized Angularly Stable Frequency Selective Surface for L-Band Shielding Applications

Malathi Kanagasabai, Shini Ramadoss, Lavanya Viswanathan, Gulam Nabi Alsath Mohammed, Shanmathi Shanmuganathan, Sandeep Kumar Palaniswamy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This paper presents a novel ultraminiaturized frequency selective surface (FSS) for L-band electromagnetic shielding applications. A basic square loop incorporated with folded arms in the top layer constructs the single-layer FSS design. Band-stop characteristics for the entire L-band operating frequency ranging from 1 GHz to 2 GHz are offered by the proposed design. An ultraminiaturized profile of 0.028λο × 0.028λο is achieved by the designed FSS, where λο corresponds to the lowest operating frequency, achieving at least 32.1% miniaturization when compared to the state-of-the-art FSS designs in the literature. Polarization insensitivity with a peak shielding effectiveness of 45.4 dB is manifested by the rotational symmetry of the proposed design. The proposed FSS exhibits excellent angular stability performance up to 80° with a frequency deviation of less than 1%. The equivalent circuit model helps to understand the working principle of the proposed FSS. The experimental results of the designed FSS prototype agree well with the simulation results. Hence, the proposed spatial filter is a suitable candidate for enhancing security in wireless communication at the carrier frequencies of GPS systems.

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