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Design of a THz-MEMS Frequency Selective Surface for Structural Health Monitoring

Pavia, J.P. ; Otter, W. Otter ; Lucyszyn, S. Lucyszyn ; Ribeiro, M.

Design of a THz-MEMS Frequency Selective Surface for Structural Health Monitoring, Proc META Conference International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics META, Torremolinos, Spain, Vol. , pp. - , July, 2016.

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Abstract
This paper characterizes the relationship between applied force and reflectance/transmittance of a terahertz frequency selective surface for use as a sensor in structural health monitoring. Numerical modelling of both the mechanical and electromagnetics, solving the elasticity equation and Maxwell’s equations, respectively, has been undertaken for a 3 layer device. The unit cell comprises of a metal cross wire embedded within a (hard) silicon substrate, interleaved with stacks of (soft) low density polyethylene.