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Accession Number ADA571054
Title Metamaterials and Conformal Antenna Technologies.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 20p
Personal Author H. Mosallaei J. Sokoloff L. Menon M. Dokmeci S. Idhar
Abstract Metamaterials are artificially constructed materials. When electromagnetic waves propagate through metamaterials they display properties different from those found in natural materials. These different properties can include negative refraction (light is bent in the opposite direction from that expected from general laws of physics), flat lens focusing, and subwavelength imaging. The use of meta-materials to direct electromagnetic beams is a highly promising approach to overcome current limitations of conformal antennas by improving the radiation characteristics of antenna elements, especially those at the edge of phased array antennas.
Keywords Anisotropic metamaterials
Carbon nanotubes
Conformal antennas
Corrugated surfaces
Dielectrophoresis
Dielectrophoretic assembly
Electrically small antennas
Gold nanoparticles
Indefinite-index metamaterials
Lenses
Metamaterials
Micromachining
Micropatterning
Microwave radar
Nanofabrication
Nanoparticles
Nanostructures
Nanowires
Negative permeability metamaterials
Negative refraction
Negative-index metamaterials
Optical components
Optical properties
Optical radar
Parylene-c
Photonic circuits
Photonic crystals
Plasmonics
Polymers
Radar antennas
Resolution
Shadow mask technology
Single- walled carbon nanotubes
Single-negative metamaterials
Surface corrugation
Thermal sensors
Waveguides

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 49 - Electrotechnology
71I - Fibers & Textiles
63H - Radiofrequency Detection
46C - Optics & Lasers
Corporate Author Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 21 Aug 2006-30 Dec 2009.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number FA8718-06-C-0045

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