Design of Aperiodic Frequency Selective Surfaces for Compact Quasi-Optical Networks


The design of an aperiodic frequency selective surface (FSS) for compact quasi-optical networks is presented in this paper. Using a newly developed Physical Optics (PO) method in conjunction with a direct optimisation approach where all elements are simultaneously optimised, an FSS with an aperiodic element layout operating in several discrete bands over the frequency range 23-230 GHz has been designed. The design procedure and a comparison with an existing periodic FSS designed to meet the same specifications are provided. This comparison indicates that enhanced performance can be obtained using an aperiodic FSS compared to a periodic FSS.

Proc. EuCAP 2017, 11th European Conference on Antenna and Propagation
Paris, France


Min Zhou
Research Engineer
Stig Busk Sørensen
Senior Engineer
Niels Vesterdal
Research Engineer
Co Authored by: 
Raymond Dickie, Paul Baine, John Montgomery, Robert Cahill, Manju Henry, Peter G. Huggard, and Giovanni Toso