Radar Cross Section Reduction of Low Profile Fabry-Perot Resonator Antenna Using Checker Board Artificial Magnetic Conductor

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V. A. Libi Mol
C. K. Aanandan

Abstract

This paper presents a novel low profile, high gain Fabry-Perot resonator antenna with reduced radar cross section (RCS). An artificial magnetic conductor which provides zero degree reflection phase at resonant frequency is used as the ground plane of the antenna to obtain the low profile behavior. A checker board structure consisting of two artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) surfaces with antiphase reflection property is used as the superstrate to reduce the RCS. The bottom surface of superstrate is perforated to act as partially reflective surface to enhance the directivity of antenna. The antenna has a 3 dB gain bandwidth from 9.32 GHz to 9.77 GHz with a peak gain of 12.95 dBi at 9.6 GHz. The cavity antenna also has reduced reflectivity with a maximum reduction of 14.5 dB at 9.63 GHz.

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Libi Mol, V. A., & Aanandan, C. K. (2018). Radar Cross Section Reduction of Low Profile Fabry-Perot Resonator Antenna Using Checker Board Artificial Magnetic Conductor. Advanced Electromagnetics, 7(2), 76-82. https://doi.org/10.7716/aem.v7i2.686
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C. K. Aanandan, Cochin University of Science and Technology

Professor

Department of Electronics

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Kerala, India

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