Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2009, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (4): 675-680.


Design of multi-band frequency selective surfaces using multi-periodicity combined elements

Lü Mingyun, Huang Minjie & Wu Zhe   

  1. School of Aeronautic Science and Technology, Beihang Univ., Beijing 100191, P. R. China
  • Online:2009-08-14 Published:2010-01-03


Traditional multi-band frequency selective surface (FSS) approaches are hard to achieve a perfect resonance response in a wide band due to the limit of the onset grating lobe frequency determined by the array. To solve this problem, an approach of combining elements in different period to build a hybrid array is presented. The results of series of numerical simulation show that multi-periodicity combined element FSS, which are designed using this approach, usually have much weaker grating lobes than the traditional FSS. Furthermore, their frequency response can be well predicted through the properties of their member element FSS. A prediction method for estimating the degree of expected grating lobe energy loss in designing multi-band FSS using this approach is provided.