Scattering characteristics of FSSs with triangular conducting elements
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CitationPEKMEZCİ, A., EGE, T. (2014). Scattering characteristics of FSSs with triangular conducting elements. Electrical Engineering, 96 (2), pp. 145-155. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00202-013-0281-y.
In this paper, scattering characteristics of dielectric backed frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) having triangular conducting elements are investigated for both transverse magnetic and transverse electric incident plane waves. Since triangular conducting elements are etched periodically on such a surface, incident and scattered fields are expressed as Floquet modes. Using Floquet's theorem and satisfying the required boundary conditions an integral equation is obtained for the induced current density on the surface of a triangular conducting element in one periodic cell. This induced current density is expressed as a finite sum of piecewise triangular basis functions having unknown coefficients. The resulting integral equation is then converted to a linear matrix equation by using the Method of Moments. Taking the inverse transform of the matrix equation yields the unknown current coefficients which are finally used to compute the reflection and transmission coefficients. Since there are no theoretical or experimental results for FSSs comprising of triangular conductors, verification of the algorithm developed is carried out by comparing the numerical results obtained using this algorithm with the experimental and theoretical results in the literature for FSSs composed of strips and L-shaped conductors. For this, in the algorithm, appropriate arms of the triangles are removed to conform them into strips or L-shaped conductors. Results obtained for strips and L-shaped apertures by using this algorithm are in excellent agreement with the results in the literature.