Microwave Absorbing Properties of Radar Absorbing Structure Composites Filling with Carbon Nanotubes
Radar absorbing structures (RAS) can’t only load bearing but also absorb electromagnetic wave energy by inducing dielectric loss and minimizing reflected electromagnetic waves. Therefore, the development of the RAS haves become important to reduce RCS of the object. These composites possess excellent specific stiffness and strength. The electromagnetic wave properties of RAS can be effectively tailored by controlling the content of the lossy materials. Radar absorbing structures composed of glass fibers, carbon fibers and epoxy resin filling with carbon nanotubes (CNTs), was designed and prepared. Permittivity of the composite was measured by using a network analyzer, HP8510B. The contents of composites were observed to be different from each composite. Reflection of electromagnetic waves energy of RAS was calculated by using the genetic algorithm, it was discovered that the composites can be applied to design an optional RAS composites filling with CNTs.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
Z. Q. Zhang et al., "Microwave Absorbing Properties of Radar Absorbing Structure Composites Filling with Carbon Nanotubes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1109-1112, 2011