Switchable Wideband Metamaterial Absorber and AMC reflector for X-band Applications and Operations

M. M. Gajibo, M. K. A. Rahim, N. A. Murad, O. Ayop, H. A. Majid


A single layered metamaterial structure with capabilities of switching from a wideband metamaterial absorber to an AMC reflector and vice versa is presented in this paper. A flame retardant 4 substrate with physical thickness of 1.60mm was used. The absorption rate, reflection rate, reflection phase and surface current distribution were studied and discussed. The operational incidental wave angles were varied from 0o to 65o. A peak reflection of about 90% was achieved at 11.20 GHz with a usable bandwidth (-90 to +90) of 3.01 GHz by the AMC reflector. The metamaterial absorber demonstrated a wideband performance (from 8.10 GHz to 14.30 GHz). It achieved 100% absorption at 11.20 GHz and not less than 65


metamaterial; reflector; AMC; absorber; reconfigurable; switchable;

Full Text:


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v16i4.9065

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 84 times
PDF - 46 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

TELKOMNIKA Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control
ISSN: 1693-6930, e-ISSN: 2302-9293
Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, 4th Campus, 9th Floor, LPPI Room
Jl. Ringroad Selatan, Kragilan, Tamanan, Banguntapan, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55191
Phone: +62 (274) 563515, 511830, 379418, 371120 ext. 4902, Fax: +62 274 564604

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.