Biomaterials and Bionics ApplicationsAuthor(s): James Martin*
This letter is the first to apply the bionics principle to the lowering of antenna Radar Cross Section (RCS). A unique bionic Ultra Wideband (UWB) antenna is suggested to validate the method using a model of an insect tentacle. Simulated and tested results confirm its UWB related radiation properties.
A standard printed circular-disc monopole antenna's monostatic RCS is analysed and contrasted with that of an Insect Tentacle Antenna (ITA) terminated with three distinct loads (PCDMA).
The findings demonstrate that the innovative bionic antenna has better radiation performances and a reduced RCS when compared to the reference antenna. Therefore, it is possible to apply bionics principles to antenna RCS reduction, which makes it a good option for the design of future antennas that need to regulate RCS. The scientific field of bionics systematically focuses on the technical implementation and application of the structures, functions, and principles of development that are present in biological systems. The term "bionics," sometimes known as "biomimetics," refers to a "symbiosis" of the conceptual and practical philosophies of biology and technology. While basic biological research makes use of contemporary technology, including its techniques and tools, and to some extent also raises questions to gain a deeper understanding of biological processes and systems, bionics is the actual application of biological discoveries to the technological domain.