A Metasurface-Based LTC Polarization Converter With S-shaped Split Ring Resonator Structure for Flexible Applications
This paper presents a metasurface-based linear-to-circular polarization converter with a flexible structure for conformal and wearable applications. The converter consists of nested S- and C-shaped split ring resonators in the unit cell and can convert linearly polarized incident waves into left-handed circularly polarized ones at 12.4 GHz. Simulation results show that the proposed design has a high polarization conversion rate and efficiency at the operating frequency. Conformal tests are also conducted to evaluate the performance under curvature circumstances. A minor shift in the operating frequency is observed when the converter is applied on a sinusoidal wavy surface.