Periodically loaded straight wires for radio wave transmission control

Kyoichi Iigusa, Hiroshi Harada, Shuzo Kato, Jiro Hirokawa, Makoto Ando

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Calculating current distributions along conducting straight wires reveals that the electric influence of the wires is more effectively reduced by loading reactances than it is by disconnecting the loading ports. With the electric influence almost eliminated, a sheet consisting of reactively loaded straight wires can almost perfectly transmit a radio wave of a frequency determined by the interval between the loading ports and the reactance value. The frequency responses of radio wave transmissions for a normal incident plane wave are numerically calculated, and it is shown that by controlling the reactance value, the transmission can be changed more than 30 dB. Thus, a sheet by which radio wave transmission can be electronically controlled is proposed, and its operation is experimentally examined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5617232
Pages (from-to)328-332
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan


  • Dipole antennas
  • electromagnetic shielding
  • loaded scatters
  • varactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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