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Project: Reconfigurable Low-profile Antennas Using Metamaterials

Acronym: R-META
Main Objective: The aim of the project is to design and theoretically characterize reconfigurable metamaterial surfaces that can be used as ground planes for low-profile antennas, although other relevant applications are anticipated. Tunable elements are incorporated into the surface, such as varactor diodes or micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), to allow that the resonance frequency, as well as the effective response of the surface (i.e. the effective boundary
condition), can be tuned electronically.
Reference: POSC/EEA-CPS/61887/2004
Funding: FCT/POSC
Start Date: 01-10-2005
End Date: 30-09-2008
Team: Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes, Mário Gonçalo Mestre Verissimo Silveirinha, Jorge Manuel Lopes Leal Rodrigues da Costa, Carla Sofia dos Reis Medeiros
Groups: Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Local Coordinator: Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes
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