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PLANAR METAMATERIAL ABSORBERS FOR CALIBRATION OF MICROWAVE RADIOMETERS FOR ATMOSPHERIC REMOTE SENSING

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Author(s)

Omar Khatib, Dazhen Gu, Jonah Smith, William Deal, Willie Padilla, Steven Reising

Abstract

In this work, we present metamaterial-based microwave absorbers fabricated on organic-based printed circuit boards as promising alternatives to traditional, bulky microwave absorbers for the calibration of microwave radiometers for atmospheric remote sensing. Their use is particularly attractive for on-board calibration of sensors on CubeSats and other small satellites. Planar metamaterials can be fabricated with near-unity absorption over a very broad frequency range, and are scalable by tuning the unit cell geometry. Specifically, we describe an approach and initial measurements toward designing a broadband metamaterial. emitter operating at millimeter wave sounding channels from 50 – 230 GHz, enabling a thin, cost-effective calibration target for millimeter-wave atmospheric remote sensing.
Proceedings Title
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Conference Dates
July 17-22, 2022
Conference Location
Kuala Lumpur, MY

Citation

Khatib, O. , Gu, D. , Smith, J. , Deal, W. , Padilla, W. and Reising, S. (2022), PLANAR METAMATERIAL ABSORBERS FOR CALIBRATION OF MICROWAVE RADIOMETERS FOR ATMOSPHERIC REMOTE SENSING, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, MY, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934682 (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created July 22, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022