Towards Carbon Based Artificial Impedance Surfaces for Conformal Aerospace Applications

A. Todd, T. C. Baum, K. J. Nicholson, Richard W Ziolkowski, K. Ghorbani

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Conformal load-bearing smart skins (CLSS) provide the unique ability to integrate complex electrical systems into aerospace composite materials. This paper provides a preliminary investigation into the patterning of Artificial Impedance Surfaces (AIS) on these materials as they are well suited to develop conformal meta-surfaces (MTS). In particular, a composite veil material has been patterned using laser ablation and has been transferred directly onto a resin pre-impregnated (pre-preg) structural glass material. The new patterning technique was found suitable for the creation of fine geometric features with a resolution of approximately mathbf{100} mumathbf{m}. The material has been characterized by a reflected magnitude and phase measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870514
StatePublished - Nov 20 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 2018Sep 27 2018


Other48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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