Abstract: In this letter, we address the design of thin planar retrodirective reflectors via transformation optics. Exploiting form-invariant transformations of Maxwell's equations, we derive the constitutive properties of an anisotropic and spatially inhomogeneous "transformation-medium" coating which, laid on a flat metallic surface, exhibits the retrodirective response typical of a dihedral corner reflector. The practical feasibility of the involved materials should be within reach of the fast-pacing "metamaterial" technology. The results of our investigations, validated via a full-wave study of the near- and far-field responses, could find interesting applications in radar, communication, and identification scenarios.

Transformation Media for Thin Planar Retrodirective Reflectors

Castaldi G;Galdi V
2008

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Abstract: In this letter, we address the design of thin planar retrodirective reflectors via transformation optics. Exploiting form-invariant transformations of Maxwell's equations, we derive the constitutive properties of an anisotropic and spatially inhomogeneous "transformation-medium" coating which, laid on a flat metallic surface, exhibits the retrodirective response typical of a dihedral corner reflector. The practical feasibility of the involved materials should be within reach of the fast-pacing "metamaterial" technology. The results of our investigations, validated via a full-wave study of the near- and far-field responses, could find interesting applications in radar, communication, and identification scenarios.
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