Inverse Scattering Homogenization method for conformal metamaterial structures

G. Labate, L. Matekovits, M. Orefice

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The composite nature of metamaterial structures, made up of metallic and dielectric parts, repeated and modulated in a certain order in the space, increases the numerical complexity of electromagnetic analysis: homogenizing such structures with a continuous dielectric model that achieves the same global electromagnetic response could be challenging, but it could give more information about the physical mechanism of wave propagation through it. The idea developed in this paper is to associate an equivalent permittivity to a novel metamaterial architecture (i.e. the microstrip-line-based metamaterial), solving an Inverse Scattering Problem (ISP). The expected global electromagnetic response involves the cloaking effect, artificially created by the radiation of surface waves propagating around the periodic structure. In the proposed Inverse Scattering Homogenization method (ISHM), the equivalent permittivity results exhibit values between zero and one, further tested in a Forward Scattering Problem (FSP), in order to establish a one-to-one correspondance between heterogeneous (physical) and homogeneous (mathematical) model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978151, 9781479978144
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015


OtherIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015


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