Optimisation of a Stepped Permittivity Impedance Loaded (SPIL) Absorber
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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Holtby, Daniel G.; Ford, Kenneth L.; Chambers, Barry (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, United Kingdom)
A novel type of pyramidal absorber is presented. This absorber utilises a combination of impedance loading and an exponential stepped permittivity profile. The new design offers a significant improvement in the absorber’s low frequency performance when compared with existing pyramidal absorbers. Optimisation of the design’s parameters, using a PSO algorithm, has been carried out to maximise the absorber’s bandwidth at -40dB reflectivity.