Frequency Selective Buildings Through Frequency Selective Surfaces

Raspopoulos, Marios orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-1513-6018 and Stavrou, Stavros (2011) Frequency Selective Buildings Through Frequency Selective Surfaces. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 59 (8). pp. 2998-3005. ISSN 0018-926X

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This paper proposes the deployment of frequency selective surfaces (FSS) in indoor wireless environments and investigates their effect on radio wave propagation. FSS can be deployed to selectively confine radio propagation in indoor areas, by artificially increasing the radio transmission loss naturally caused by building walls. FSS can also be used to channel radio signals into other areas of interest. Simulations and measurements have been carried out in order to verify the frequency selectivity of the FSS. Practical considerations regarding the deployment of FSS on building walls and the separation distance between the FSS and the supporting wall have been also investigated. Finally, a controlled, small-scale indoor environment has been constructed and measured in an anechoic chamber in order to practically verify this approach through the usage of ray tracing techniques.

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