Metamaterials promise unique advances in antenna performance. By using advanced techniques to combine two or more readily available materials, new materials may be developed having any desired electromagnetic characteristics.
ESL’s Research Focus
- Develop new exotic materials, composites, and printed structures that exhibit novel properties to realize high performance (small, higher gain, conformal) multifunctional antennas and microwave structure
- Develop computational algorithms for large conformal arrays capable of handling the new anisotropic composite materials
- Material design and optimization
- Applications and demonstrations