An innovative and simpleiImpedance matching network using stacks of metasurface sheets to suppress the mismatch between antennas and RF front-end transceivers circuits

Alibakhshikenari, Mohammad, Virdee, Bal Singh, Althuwayb, Ayman Abdulhadi, Falcone, Francisco and Limiti, Ernesto (2020) An innovative and simpleiImpedance matching network using stacks of metasurface sheets to suppress the mismatch between antennas and RF front-end transceivers circuits. In: 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 22-26 March 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany. (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

A innovative and simple impedance matching network is presented that is implemented by stacking together metasurface (MTS) sheets. The technique is shown to reduce the mismatch between free-space and RF front-end antenna of a receiver. The MTS based impedance matching network is modeled as a transmission-line loaded with shunt and series capacitances and inductances, respectively. The proposed MTS impedance matching network can be employed to effectively interface the free-space to the antenna of an RF receiver and thereby optimize power absorption. Each MTS impedance matching sheet comprises two-dimensional periodic array of subwavelength microstrip resonator unit-cells that are spaced at a wavelength that is smaller than the frequency of operation. The unit-cells are square shaped patches and embedded with cross-shaped slots that are grounded through a via-hole. The MTS impedance matching network was fabricated using FR-4 substrate. 3D full-wave EM tool by Ansys HFSS™ was used to verify its effectiveness. The proposed MTS impedance matching sheet is relatively easy to implement in practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: antenna impedance matching network; metasurface (MTS); RF front-end transceivers; 2-D array; microstrip resonators
Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Bal Virdee
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 09:43
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 09:43
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6324

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