Recent developments of metamaterials/metasurfaces for RCS reduction
Basic of Sciences, Air Force Engineering University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710051, PR China
2 School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, PR China
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Accepted: 29 January 2019
Published online: 1 April 2019
In this paper, recent developments of metamaterials and metasurfaces for RCS reduction are reviewed, including basic theory, working principle, design formula, and experimental verification. Super-thin cloaks mediated by metasurfaces can cloak objects with minor impacts on the original electromagnetic field distribution. RCS reduction can be achieved by reconfiguring scattering patterns using coding metasurfaces. Novel radar absorbing materials can be devised based on field enhancements of metamaterials. When combined with conventional radar absorbing materials, metamaterials can expand the bandwidth, enlarge the angular range, or reduce the weight. Future tendency and major challenges are also summarized.
Key words: Metamaterials and metasurfaces / RCS reduction / cloaks / scattering manipulation / microwave absorbers
© Y. Fan et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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