Frequency selective surfaces (FSS) filter specific electromagnetic (EM) frequencies are defined by the geometry and often fixed periodic spacing of a conductive element array. By embedding the FSS pattern into an origami structure, we expand the number of physical configurations and periodicities of the FSS, allowing for fold-driven frequency tuning. The goal of this work is to examine the fold-dependent polarization and frequency behavior of an origami-inspired FSS under normal incidence and provide physical insight into its performance. The FSS is tessellated with the Miura-ori pattern and uses resonant length metallic dipoles with orthogonal orientations for two primary modes of polarization. A driven dipole model with geometric morphologies, representative of the folding operations, provides physical insight into the observed behavior of the FSS. Full-wave simulations and experimental results demonstrate a shift in resonant frequency and transmissivity with folding, highlighting the potential of origami structures as an underlying mechanism to achieve fold-driven EM agility in FSSs. \ 2018, Electromagnetics Academy. All rights reserved.
Sessions, D., Fuchi, K., Pallampati, S., Grayson, D., Seiler, S., Bazzan, G., Reich, G., Buskohl, P., & Huff, G. (2018). Investigation of fold-dependent behavior in an origami-inspired FSS under normal incidence. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 63, 131-139. https://doi.org/10.2528/PIERM17092504