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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 353821, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/353821
Research Article

Novel Flexible Artificial Magnetic Conductor

Area de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad de Oviedo, Edificio Polivalente, Modulo 8, Campus Universitario de Gijón, Asturias, 33203 Gijón, Spain

Received 15 February 2012; Revised 29 April 2012; Accepted 30 April 2012

Academic Editor: Carles Fernández-Prades

Copyright © 2012 M. E. de Cos and F. Las-Heras. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A novel flexible uniplanar AMC design is presented. An AMC prototype is manufactured using laser micromachining and it is characterized under flat and bent conditions by measuring its reflection coefficient phase in an anechoic chamber. The designed prototype shows broad AMC operation bandwidth (6.96% and higher) and polarization angle independency. Its angular stability margin, when operating under oblique incidence, is also tested obtaining as limit for a 14.4 cm × 14.4 cm prototype.