On Microwave Imaging with Absorbing Metasurface Enclosure

2020-01-31T18:13:52Z (GMT) by Ziqi Liu Nozhan Bayat Puyan Mojabi
Matching fluids used in microwave imaging are often lossy to reduce the reflections from the system enclosure. To enable the use of low-loss matching fluids, we investigate the use of absorbing metasurfaces as the enclosure. This has the potential to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio of the data, thus, enhancing the achievable image accuracy. The presented example has the following limitation: as opposed to design and simulation of the physical structure of the metasurface enclosure, it uses two impedance boundary conditions on top of a metallic-backed substrate. Thus, the angular dependency of a practical absorber is not completely taken into account by this model. At the conference, we'll also consider a microwave imaging metasurface enclosure via design and simulation of a physical structure.