Phase-Change Materials for Tunable Surfaces and Electromagnetic Cloaks for Stealth Applications (2018-2019)

Exploring new methods to design and model tunable surfaces and electromagnetic cloaks 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

Supervisor name: 
Dimitris Anagnostou
Supervisor and Deputy email addresses: 
d.anagnostou@hw.ac.uk
d.hand@hw.ac.uk

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Project location: 
Antennas and Microwaves Laboratory
Deputy name: 
Duncan Hand