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2015-11-13

Study of the Effects of Eccentric Plasma Coating Over Metamaterial Cylinder

By Tayyab Hussain Malik, Shakeel Ahmed, Aqeel Abbas Syed, and Qaisar Naqvi
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 44, 139-148, 2015
doi:10.2528/PIERM15091503

Abstract

A plasma sheath can significantly alter the electromagnetic properties of an object, which leads to many practical applications. In this article, the electromagnetic scattering properties of a DB metamaterial cylinder coated with unmagnetized plasma are studied. The effects of layer thickness, non-uniform cladding (eccentric coating), electron number density, electron-neutral collision frequency and the frequency of incident wave on radar cross-section (RCS) of the object are discussed. It is found that the RCS of the DB metamaterial objects can be reduced or enhanced by appropriate values of plasma parameters, thickness or eccentricity. The anomalous behavior of backscattering crosssection of plasma coated DB cylinder has been observed at frequencies near plasma frequency. The results may serve as a noteworthy reference for experimentalists working in plasma stealth technology for metamaterials.

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Tayyab Hussain Malik, Shakeel Ahmed, Aqeel Abbas Syed, and Qaisar Naqvi, "Study of the Effects of Eccentric Plasma Coating Over Metamaterial Cylinder," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 44, 139-148, 2015.
doi:10.2528/PIERM15091503
http://www.jpier.org/PIERM/pier.php?paper=15091503

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