Passive and active metamaterial-inspired radiating and scattering systems integrated into structural composite materials
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- Conference Proceeding
- 2017 11th International Congress on Engineered Material Platforms for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2017, 2017, pp. 400 - 402
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© 2017 IEEE. Several passive and active meta-structures have been successfully integrated into load-bearing high performance aerospace structural composite materials. These include an electrically small, metamaterial-inspired Egyptian Axe Dipole (EAD) antenna; a high impedance ground plane (HIGP) to mitigate any cross talk between adjacent antennas; and passive and active circuits including wide bandwidth and conformal amplifiers, bias-Tees, and powered LEDs. Several different manufacturing techniques have been tested and the outcome is a well-defined manufacturing process. These structures enable streamlined aerodynamic functional smart skins.
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