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Investigation of Fold-Dependent Behavior in an Origami-Inspired FSS Under Normal Incidence

By Deanna Sessions, Kazuko Fuchi, Sumana Pallampati, David Grayson, Steven Seiler, Giorgio Bazzan, Gregory Reich, Philip Buskohl, and Gregory H. Huff
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 63, 131-139, 2018


Frequency selective surfaces (FSS) lter specific electromagnetic (EM) frequencies that are defined by the geometry and often fixed periodic spacing of a conductive element array. By embedding the FSS pattern into an origami structure, we expand the number of physical configurations and periodicities of the FSS, allowing for fold-driven frequency tuning. The goal of this work is to examine the fold-dependent polarization and frequency behavior of an origami-inspired FSS under normal incidence and provide physical insight into its performance. The FSS is tessellated with the Miura-ori pattern and uses resonant length metallic dipoles with orthogonal orientations for two primary modes of polarization. A driven dipole model with geometric morphologies, representative of the folding operations, provides physical insight into the observed behavior of the FSS. Full-wave simulations and experimental results demonstrate a shift in resonant frequency and transmissivity with folding, highlighting the potential of origami structures as an underlying mechanism to achieve fold-driven EM agility in FSSs.


Deanna Sessions, Kazuko Fuchi, Sumana Pallampati, David Grayson, Steven Seiler, Giorgio Bazzan, Gregory Reich, Philip Buskohl, and Gregory H. Huff, "Investigation of Fold-Dependent Behavior in an Origami-Inspired FSS Under Normal Incidence," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 63, 131-139, 2018.


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