INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RF AND MICROWAVE COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING, cilt.27, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this work, a dual-band frequency selective surface (FSS) is proposed to be placed perpendicularly into the apertures of horn antennas for prefiltering 900 and 1800 MHz GSM signals interfering during the signal reception, with the enhanced return loss, gain, and directivity at the desired frequencies. For this purpose, the microstrip double square loop MDSL is modified in the first stage. As for the second stage, an FSS array (2x2) is built up arranging the unit MDSLs in a periodic structure and finally these FSS unit arrays are fixed perpendicularly covering the aperture of a ridged horn antenna which is a part of the available radar system operating between 0.5 and 3 GHz in our laboratory, to construct an integrated module having both bandstop prefilter and horn antenna called filtenna. The simulated and experimental results are agreed that the proposed FSS structure attenuates GSM signals at the 900 and 1800 MHz through the high reflection and very poor transmission mechanisms meanwhile enhances return loss characteristics, radiation pattern, and gain of the horn antenna in the desired band. Thus, it can be concluded that these simple microstrip FSS structure can be effectively adapted to the horn antennas which need the GSM prefiltering.