3D Printed All–Dielectric Frequency Selective Surface with Large Bandwidth and Field-of-View

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J. H. Barton, C. R. Garcia, E. A. Berry, R. Salas and R. C. Rumpf, "3-D Printed All-Dielectric Frequency Selective Surface With Large Bandwidth and Field of View," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 1032-1039, March 2015.
doi: 10.1109/TAP.2015.2388541


In this paper, an all-dielectric frequency selective surface (ADFSS) was developed using genetic algorithms and fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) to generate random geometries. This device showed a stop-band fractional bandwidth (FBW) of 54% and a field of view of 16°. The optimized FSS was manufactured by three-dimensional (3-D) printing and the frequency response was measured in the laboratory. This device was also tested in the pass band at a high pulsed microwave power of 45.26 MW/m 2 and no damage was observed. This is the first known demonstration of a 3-D printed ADFSS.