Characterization of advanced phase-change Vanadium Dioxide (VO2) material for electromagnetic cloaks for stealth applications

In this project we will characterize vanadium dioxide and explore classic methods to design radar manipulating and electromagnetic cloaking devices using phase-change materials.

Phase-change materials are a new class of materials that are conducting or resistive depending on their temperature. Students will learn about reconfigurable antennas, will be based on our heritage of existing tunable antenna structures that use phase-change materials (VO2), and will simulate their own designs, extending the concepts into electromagnetic cloaks and stealth.

[1] T. S. Teeslink, D. Torres, J. L. Ebel, N. Sepulveda and D. E. Anagnostou, "Reconfigurable Bowtie Antenna Using Metal-Insulator Transition in Vanadium Dioxide," in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 14, no. , pp. 1381-1384, 2015.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7049378

* Due to covid-19 restrictions, this project will focus more on simulations in Keysight ADS and/or other software *

Supervisor name: 
Dimitris Anagnostou
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses: 
d.anagnostou@hw.ac.uk
Project location: 
Antennas and Microwaves Laboratory
Deputy name: 
Duncan Hand