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A Review of Manufacturing Materials and Production Methods for Frequency-Selective Structures [Wireless Corner]

Ferreira, D. ; Caldeirinha, Rafael ; Cuinas, I. ; Fernandes, T.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine Vol. 60, Nº 6, pp. 110 - 119, December, 2018.

ISSN (print): 1045-9243
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,312 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MAP.2018.2870583

This article presents a review of frequency-selective structure (FSS) manufacturing materials and production methods ranging from the common printed circuit board (PCB)-based designs to textile, ink, metal, or fluid prototypes. Our work gathers some of the most relevant solutions published by the scientific community and considers several examples depicted for each case. Additionally, the main physical parameters that may have a significant impact on FSS performance have been identified, e.g., electrical conductivity of the FSS conductive element and the relative permittivity and thickness of the FSS dielectric material. Finally, a comparative analysis of the materials and techniques is presented, which highlights the benefits and limitations of each solution.