New metasurface innovation unlocks precision control in wireless signals

a The metasurface model. b Unit cell rotation controlled for the polarization conversion function. c Space controlled by blue DC motors for beam scanning functions. Credit: Microsystems & Nanoengineering

Researchers have unveiled a technology that propels the field of wireless communication forward. This cutting-edge design, termed a reconfigurable transmissive metasurface, utilizes a synergistic blend of scissor and rotation actuators to independently manage beam scanning and polarization conversion. This introduces an innovative approach to boosting signal strength and efficiency within wireless networks.

Reconfigurable metasurfaces are transforming wireless communication by adjusting electromagnetic (EM) wave characteristics such as amplitude, phase, and polarization. These …

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