A 60-GHz ultra-thin and flexible metasurface for frequency-selective wireless applications

Syeda Fizzah Jilani*, Oluyemi P. Falade, Tom Wildsmith, Paul Reip, Akram Alomainy

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This paper demonstrates a design, fabrication and performance evaluation of a frequency selective 60-GHz flexible metasurface in order to facilitate an unobstructed, secure, and low-loss high-frequency signal propagation. The high-attenuation 60 GHz millimeter-wave (MMW) band is selected for the design of a broadband metasurface. The symmetric metasurface unit-cell structure comprises of an assembly of a circular metallic ring embedded with a square-shaped ring. The screen printing process is deployed to perform fabrication of the metasurface on flexible films by means of highly-conductive nanoparticle copper pastes. Electromagnetic (EM) characteristics of the proposed structure are examined by using the quasi-optic bench testing facility in order to validate its potential contribution in the high data-rate communication links. The proposed ultra-thin and flexible metasurface can be integrated on walls and windows as wallpaper to enhance the wireless signal propagation in highly-dense indoor scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Article number945
JournalApplied Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Flexible
  • Frequency selective
  • Metasurface
  • Wireless


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