Genetic Algorithm Optimisation of Pyramidal Absorbers Loaded with a Binary FSS

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Holtby, Daniel G.; Ford, Kenneth L.; Chambers, Barry (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, United Kingdom)

This paper describes a new type of pyramidal absorber design for use in anechoic chambers. To improve the absorbers performance at low frequency, it is loaded with impedance in the form of a Frequency Selective Surface (FSS). A technique for optimising the pattern, and therefore impedance, of the FSS is explained. Finally, the reflectivity response of the new design is simulated and compared against those of an unmodified pyramidal absorber and one loaded with a single square loop FSS.