Analytical circuit model for 1-D periodic T-shaped corrugated surfaces
|Molero Jiménez, Carlos
Rodríguez Berral, Raúl
Mesa Ledesma, Francisco Luis
Medina Mena, Francisco
|Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Electrónica y Electromagnetismo
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Aplicada I
|An analytical circuit model is obtained to study the reflection of TM polarized electromagnetic waves that impinge obliquely on a 1-D periodic corrugated surface consisting of dielectric-loaded T-shaped planar corrugations ...
An analytical circuit model is obtained to study the reflection of TM polarized electromagnetic waves that impinge obliquely on a 1-D periodic corrugated surface consisting of dielectric-loaded T-shaped planar corrugations backed by an infinite ground plane. The model is based on transmission line theory and equivalent lumped-element circuits. For the case of perfect conductors, the topology of the circuit is directly inferred from a rigorous full-wave formulation of the periodic problem without using any heuristic argument. This procedure leads to fully analytical expressions for all the circuit parameters. Ohmic losses are further incorporated in the model under the assumption of strong skin effect. The results thus obtained are compared with those given by an accurate Method of Moments numerical code and HFSS software showing a very good agreement. The strong numerical efficiency as well as the good physical insight provided by the present equivalent circuit model can be advantageously employed for the analysis and/or design of a variety of devices. As examples of the latter, the circuit model is used for the first-stage design of an electrically thin hard impedance surface, a corrugated surface that prevents specular reflection, and an absorber.
|Molero Jiménez, C., Rodríguez Berral, R., Mesa Ledesma, F.L. y Medina Mena, F. (2014). Analytical circuit model for 1-D periodic T-shaped corrugated surfaces. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62 (2), 794-803.