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An infrared metamaterial selective absorber with emitter considering atmospheric absorption for low observability (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jagyeong Kim; Kiwook Han; Jae W. Hahn

Paper Abstract

Advancement in stealth technology is very crucial for the protection from enemy. Detection of IR electromagnetic wave is performed by detecting the IR radiation from aircraft fuselage or reflected laser by using laser guided missile. In this research, we designed the metamaterial selective absorber with emitter considering atmospheric absorption to minimize observability from these detecting system. The model is designed as T-asymmetric structure for dual-band absorption or emission, and these two parts can be independently tuned. One part is designed as emitter which emit the radiation in the wavelength region where atmospheric absorption is strong. In order to select the target wavelength region, we used the MODTRAN database to calculate the molecular absorption in the atmosphere and strong absorptions occurs at 2μm, 4μm and 5–8μm wavelength regions. The other part is designed as an absorber which absorbs the IR signal from laser guided missile at 1.064μm. Selective emission or absorption at these wavelength region can be achieved by tuning the geometry of the structure. These mechanisms suppose the thermal equilibrium state so that the Kirchhoff law is satisfied. FDTD simulations of the designed structure was conducted to confirm the electromagnetic resonance. Also, we calculated the detected energy from the designed structure and compared with that from conventional aircraft surface. According to the calculation results, the measured signal from the suggested structure decreases to 1/10 of the signal from conventional surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9973, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIV, 997309 (12 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236828
Show Author Affiliations
Jagyeong Kim, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kiwook Han, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jae W. Hahn, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9973:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIV
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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