A Mechanically Tunable Artificial Magnetic Conductor Using 3-D Printing Technology

Fengzhou Wang, Tughrul Arslan

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In this paper, a novel rotationally tunable artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) is proposed for antenna enhancements. The designed AMC unit cell consists of two rotational elements which are designed by using 3-D printing technology. The operating frequency range of the multiband AMC shifts as the rotational elements move in different angles. Simulations are carried out in CST Microwave Studio (MWS) in order to demonstrate the phase reflection change by using the proposed mechanical structure. Results show that the proposed AMC provides a stable narrow-band-pass operation bandwidth of 0.2 GHz at low-frequency range and a wide band-pass operation bandwidth of 1.4 GHz at higher frequency ranges. The results also show a stable frequency shift response as rotation angles of incidence go up to 90°. The proposed AMC structure can also provide a band-stop frequency response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870514
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018
Event48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 25 Sep 201827 Sep 2018


Conference48th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2018


  • 3-D printing
  • Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC)
  • mechanical system
  • radio propagation


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