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Title: Graphene based tunable fractal Hilbert curve array broadband radar absorbing screen for radar cross section reduction

This paper proposes a new type of graphene based tunable radar absorbing screen. The absorbing screen consists of Hilbert curve metal strip array and chemical vapour deposition (CVD) graphene sheet. The graphene based screen is not only tunable when the chemical potential of the graphene changes, but also has broadband effective absorption. The absorption bandwidth is from 8.9GHz to 18.1GHz, ie., relative bandwidth of more than 68%, at chemical potential of 0eV, which is significantly wider than that if the graphene sheet had not been employed. As the chemical potential varies from 0 to 0.4eV, the central frequency of the screen can be tuned from 13.5GHz to 19.0GHz. In the proposed structure, Hilbert curve metal strip array was designed to provide multiple narrow band resonances, whereas the graphene sheet directly underneath the metal strip array provides tunability and averagely required surface resistance so to significantly extend the screen operation bandwidth by providing broadband impedance matching and absorption. In addition, the thickness of the screen has been optimized to achieve nearly the minimum thickness limitation for a nonmagnetic absorber. The working principle of this absorbing screen is studied in details, and performance under various incident angles is presented. This work extendsmore » applications of graphene into tunable microwave radar cross section (RCS) reduction applications.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)
  2. (China)
  3. College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299631
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION; CROSS SECTIONS; GRAPHENE; RADAR; SURFACES; THICKNESS