Anisotropic Metamaterials for Electromagnetic Compatibility

Anisotropic Metamaterials for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Inventors: Raymond Rumpf, Cesar Garcia
Patent No. 9,768,515

This patent involves metamaterials providing strong anisotropy and a mechanism for spatial variance. Reshaping near-fields around multiple components placed in close proximity can improve electromagnetic compatibility between components. SVAMs have been shown to be able to reshape the near-field around electrical devices by adjusting the orientation of the anisotropy as a function of position. The near-field takes on the same shape as the spatial variance. This sculpting behavior is the mechanism by which devices in close proximity can be electromagnetically decoupled to improve their compatibility.

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a device having one or more electromagnetic components embedded in an anisotropic metamaterial (AM) comprising an array of asymmetric unit cells comprising a substrate forming a plurality of channels or spaces having at least one material with different electromagnetic properties included in the channels or spaces in the first material forming an anisotropic metamaterial.

Issue Date: 09/19/2017
Application Date: 06/24/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2013-018