In this paper, we present the design of miniaturized narrowband-microwave absorbers based on different kinds of magnetic inclusions. The operation of the proposed components originates from the resonance of a planar array of inclusions excited by an incoming wave with a given polarization. As in common absorber layouts, a 377 Ω resistive sheet is also used to absorb the electromagnetic energy of the impinging field. Since the planar array of magnetic inclusions behaves at its resonance as a perfect magnetic conductor, the resistive sheet is placed in close proximity of the resonating inclusions, without perturbing their resonance condition. In contrast to other typical absorber configurations presented in the literature, the absorber proposed in this paper is not backed by a metallic plate. This feature may be useful for stealth applications, as discussed thoroughly in the paper. The other interesting characteristic of the proposed absorbers is the subwavelength thickness, which has shown to depend only on the geometry of the basic resonant inclusions employed. At first, regular split-ring resonators (SSRs) disposed in an array configuration are considered and some application examples are presented. Absorbers based on SRRs are shown to reach thickness of the order of λ0\/20. In order to further squeeze the electrical thickness of the absorbers, multiple SRRs and spiral resonators are also used. The employment of such inclusions leads to the design of extremely thin microwave absorbers, whose thickness may even be close to λ0\/100. Finally, some examples of miniaturized absorbers suitable for a practical realization are proposed.
Bilotti, F., Toscano, A., Alici Kamil, B., Ozbay, E., Vegni, L. (2011). Design of miniaturized narrowband absorbers based on resonant magnetic inclusions. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, 53(1), 63-72 [10.1109/TEMC.2010.2051229].