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Tunable Microwave Metamaterial Structures


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 1-5
  3. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 7-34
  4. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 49-72
  5. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 73-93
  6. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 95-128
  7. Matthias Maasch
    Pages 129-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-138

About this book


This book presents original findings on tunable microwave metamaterial structures, and describes the theoretical and practical issues involved in the design of metamaterial devices. Special emphasis is given to tunable elements and their advantages in terms of feeding network simplification. Different biasing schemes and feeding network topologies are presented, together with extensive prototype measurements and simulations. The book describes a novel, unique solution for beam steering and beam forming applications, and thus paves the way for the diffusion of new agile communication system components. At the same time, it provides readers with an outstanding and timely review of wave propagation in periodic structures, tunability of metamaterials and the technological constraints that need to be considered in the design of reconfigurable microwave components.


Liquid Crystals Tunable Components Eigenmode Simulation Tunable Gradient Index Lens Transmission Line Metamaterials Distributed Periodic Structures Discrete Periodic Structures Wave Propagation Fullwave Simulation Voltage Tunability Electrically Tuned Liquid Crystal Artificial Gradient-index Lens

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Terahertz Sensors GroupTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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