Optimization of multi-band AMC surfaces with magnetic loading

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This paper presents single-band and multi-band Artificial Magnetic Conducting (AMC) surface designs that are shown to have significant bandwidth enhancement achieved by loading the substrate with a magnetic material. In both cases, a conventional AMC structure consisting of a High Impedance Frequency Selective Surface (HZ-FSS) is optimized using a Genetic Algorithm (GA) for maximum bandwidth. The single-band design operates at 2 GHz, while the multiband design has targeted resonant frequencies of 860 MHz, 1.575 GHz, and 1.88 GHz. These design examples serve to demonstrate that the inclusion of a modest amount of magnetic material within the substrate allows for improved bandwidth at all resonant frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-826
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 2004
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium 2004 Digest held in Conjunction with: USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 25 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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