A Test Plan to Measure Metamaterial Performances

Report No. ARL-TR-5760
Authors: Youn M. Lee
Date/Pages: September 2011; 24 pages
Abstract: As part of a continuing effort to improve antenna performance using metamaterials, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has conducted research using a rectangular-shaped capacitively coupled loop (CLL) and monopoles. Within the past few years, ARL has conducted research on three-dimensional (3-D) arrangements and random orientations of metamaterials. The rectangular-shaped metamaterials in 3-D arrangements were simulated using computer software, which showed pretty good results. Therefore, the CLL and monopoles in 3-D arrangements along with randomly oriented metamaterials were fabricated. This report provides details of our plan to characterize performance of the metamaterials by conducting experiments.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2011