Genetically engineered multiband high-impedance frequency selective surfaces

Douglas J. Kern, Douglas H. Werner, Michael J. Wilhelm, Kenneth H. Church

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A methodology is presented for the design synthesis of metamaterials that act as thin multifrequency artificial magnetic conductors. These structures are realized by placing a frequency-selective surface above a conventional prefect electric conductor, separated by a thin dielectric layer. The frequency-selective surface design is optimized using a microgenetic algorithm to operate at multiple, narrow frequency bands. Two examples of genetically engineered multiband high-impedance frequency-selective surfaces (that is, artificial magnetic conductors) are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-403
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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