A Miniaturized Band-Stop FSS Based on Pixelated Unitcell
Dr. Abedin Karimi
Iran University of Science and Technology
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 109, 111-117, 2023
As wireless devices become increasingly compact, portable, and accessible anywhere, there is a need to increase isolation between them and reduce frequency interference. The purpose of this paper is to suppress interference by using pixelated patterns on a single layer in a miniaturized unit cell. To miniaturize of unitcell, the surface was pixelated into 50 × 50 pixels with a resolution of 0.2 mm × 0.2 mm. The proposed unitcell occupies a small area of 0.06λ0 × 0.06λ0 at GSM frequency (f = 1.8 GHz). The pixelation of the surface allows the surface current to follow a long path. Therefore, unlike the previous works, the miniaturized structure is obtained using a 1D layer without any vias and lumped elements. A significant advantage of this structure is that it is significantly more miniaturized than the current state-of-the-art unitcells and allows for a wider range of applications. Full-wave simulation and measurement results are in good agreement with each other and show stopband at operation frequency. As a result, both simulation and measurement results show that the proposed structure has a dual-polarized characteristic with good angular stability under a variety of incidence angles.