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Broadband Radar Cross Section Reduction of Microstrip Antenna Using Polarization Conversion Metasurface

By Krunal Patel and Manjusha Joshi
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 96, 67-86, 2022


Low-Radar Cross Section antennas attract substantial attention in Stealth Technology. The Radar Cross Section reduction performance of the microstrip antennas should be improved since they contribute to the overall Radar Cross Section. A novel microstrip patch antenna with a polarization converter metasurface is proposed to extend the Radar Cross Section (RCS) reduction bandwidth. The metasurface uses metallic strip structures to obtain the required polarization conversion for Radar Cross Section reduction. The proposed patch antenna shows the overall RCS reduction bandwidth of 7.25 GHz-24.83 GHz (110%) as compared to the metal sheet and the Reference Patch antenna. 10 dB RCS reduction is obtained from 8.33 GHz-9.16 GHz (9.49%) and from 12.81 GHz-18.85 GHz (38.16%) as compared with the Reference Patch antenna. The RCS reduction of the antenna and the antenna radiation patterns are verified by numerical simulations and experimental observations. The main novelty of the proposed design is its wideband RCS reduction for Transverse Electric as well as Transverse Magnetic polarization with enhancement in antenna radiation pattern parameters. Significant RCS reduction can also be obtained for oblique incidence.


Krunal Patel and Manjusha Joshi, "Broadband Radar Cross Section Reduction of Microstrip Antenna Using Polarization Conversion Metasurface," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 96, 67-86, 2022.


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