Simulation and experimental measurement of a new design of an oblique incidence and polarization insensitive metamaterial absorber with multiband absorption is presented in this paper. The unit cell of the proposed metamaterial absorber comprises concentric continuous rings of different radii and widths placed in four different quadrants with identical pair of rings placed diagonally opposite, with each ring responsible for high absorption. The calculated dispersion behavior of MM absorber in terms of effective permittivity (εeff), effective permeability (μeff), and refractive index (ηeff) shows the metamaterial characteristics. The surface current and field distributions in MM absorber are simulated to understand the occurrence of absorption bands. The measured results show the absorption peaks of 99.5%, 99.8%, 99.5% and 99.9% at 7.20 GHz, 9.3 GHz, 12.61 GHz, and 13.07 GHz, respectively. The simulated results are well supported by the experimentally measured performance of the fabricated metamaterial absorber. It offers multiband absorption with bands lying in C-band, X-band and Ku-band for mobile communication, satellite communication and radar applications. With merged third and fourth absorption peaks, the proposed metamaterial absorber structure exhibits a broadband absorption.
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