Reconfigurable liquid crystal reflectarray metasurface for THz communications

Meng, Xiaomin, Nekovee, Maziar and Wu, Dehao (2020) Reconfigurable liquid crystal reflectarray metasurface for THz communications. APC 2019: The IET’s Antennas and Propagation Conference, Birmingham, UK, 11-12 November 2019. Published in: Proceedings of the IET Antenna and Propagation Conference. IET ISBN 9781839531705

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We present computational studies on a proposed 400 elements electronically reconfigurable liquid crystal (LC) based binary phase reflectarray metasurface, operational at 108 GHz. LC was modelled using Merck's GT3-23001, and full wave simulations have shown a phase difference of 177 degrees between ON and OFF states, while reflection amplitudes were both 0.88 for ON and OFF. We present preliminary full wave simulation results on the Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimised far-fields. We also present the basic design procedures and cross-platform implementations on optimisation routines involving Matlab, CST and VBA environments

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT (ACMI)
Depositing User: Xiaomin Meng
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 10:38
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 14:20

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