Departmental Papers (ESE)


Following our previous work on metamaterial high-impedance surfaces made of Hilbert curve inclusions, here we theoretically explore the performance of the high-impedance surfaces made of another form of space-filling curve known as the Peano curve. This metamaterial surface, formed by a 2-D periodic arrangement of Peano curve inclusions, is located above a conducting ground plane and is shown to exhibit a high surface impedance surface at certain specific frequencies. Our numerical study reveals the effect of the iteration order of the Peano curve, the surface height above the conducting ground plane and the separation distance between adjacent inclusions.

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

December 2005


Postprint version. Published in Radio Science, Volume 40, Issue 6, December 2005, RS6S03 (9 pages).
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high-impedance surface, space-filling curve, artificial magnetic conductor



Date Posted: 19 July 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.