Grating Lobes Suppression in Frequency Selective Surfaces Using Electromagnetic Band Gap with Square Holes
Keywords:FSS, EBG, Suppression, Grating lobes
In this paper, the authors present a proposal for an application of electromagnetic bandgap (EBG), for suppression of grating lobes, in frequency selective surfaces (FSS), not yet studied in the literature. An alternative type of EBG with square holes was proposed to reduce the computational effort in simulations. The study consists of an application of a rectangular periodic array of cylindrical and square holes in FSS dielectric substrate to create rejection bands and suppress specific resonant frequency modes. We built four prototypes and compared measured results with simulated results obtained with ANSYS HFSS. Simulations and measurements show suppression levels up to 6 dB. A good agreement between the results is observed. The FSS with EBG with square holes allows a simulation time 70 % lower than FSS with EBG with cylindrical holes.