Wideband Elliptical Metasurface Cloaks in Printed Antenna Technology

Gabriel Moreno, Alexander B. Yakovlev, Hossein Mehrpour Bernety, Douglas H. Werner, Hao Xin, Alessio Monti, Filiberto Bilotti, Andrea Alu

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In this paper, we apply the mantle cloaking method to reduce the mutual coupling between two closely spaced wideband antennas operating at microwave frequencies. We show that by introducing two dielectric elliptical shells around the antennas and covering them with two strongly coupled elliptically shaped metasurfaces comprised of I-shaped printed unit cells, it is possible to significantly increase the original bandwidth of the antennas and, at the same time, reduce the mutual electromagnetic interaction. This effect is observed both in a reduction of mutual S-parameters between the antennas and in the restoration of the original radiation patterns, as if the antennas were almost completely isolated from each other. Broadband metasurface/cloak designs are proposed for two geometries, with the free-standing strip monopole antennas placed over a ground plane and with the metasurface cloaks integrated with microstrip antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3512-3525
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Elliptical metasurface cloak
  • mantle cloaking
  • microstrip antenna
  • reduction of mutual coupling
  • strip monopole antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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