Automatic design of Metasurface Antennas
Thesis in external company
Reference persons GIUSEPPE VECCHI
External reference persons Giorgio Giordanengo, Marco Righero, Links Foundation
Research Groups Applied Electromagnetics
Thesis type MASTER THESIS
Description Metamaterials are artificial materials composed of various inclusion types embedded in a host medium in specific arrangements. Unusual electromagnetic behavior can be achieved with metamaterials, by leveraging both the properties of the elementary constituent materials and the inclusion spatial arrangement. A metasurface (MTS) is a thin metamaterial layer (2D metamaterial). MTS can be designed to provide engineered boundary conditions for controlling the propagation of surface waves and radiation. Applications of MTS range from on-board antennas for satellite communications (low profile, high performances antennas), to reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) for 5G/B5G, to biomedical and nanoscale application.
This thesis aims at the automatic design of MTS antennas using in-house modelling and optimization codes, the validation of the designed MTS antennas with commercial software and via prototyping, and the improvement of the modelling and optimization codes to face new and challenging scenarios.
1. M. Faenzi, et al. “Metasurface Antennas: New Models, Applications and Realizations”, Sci. Rep. Vol. 9, 2019
2. M. A. Francavilla, E. Martini, S. Maci and G. Vecchi, “On the Numerical Simulation of Metasurfaces With Impedance Boundary Condition Integral Equations”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 63, no. 5, 2015.
Notes The thesis work will be carried out at Links Foundation
Deadline 16/05/2023 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA