Effectively Optimized Dual-band Frequency Selective Surface Design for GSM Shielding Applications

Doken B., Koc A. B., Koc I. G., Altan M.

IETE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03772063.2022.2121769
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Bandstop filter, dual-band, frequency selective surface, FSS, GSM, human health, interference, periodic structures
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nowadays, global system for mobile communication (GSM) systems are widely used. Therefore, the impact of mobile GSM signals on human health is one of the current research topics. Furthermore, electromagnetic interference caused by GSM signals can be a significant threat to electronic devices today. To overcome these problems, the surfaces of electronic equipment and exterior or interior walls of buildings can be covered with frequency selective surface (FSS) that stops unwanted GSM signals and passing the other signal. This work presents a novel dual-band FSS that attenuates the 900 MHz and 1800-2170 MHz GSM bands by at least 10 dB in the transmission direction. At the design stage, nested geometries are used to achieve multi-stop band frequency response. The proposed design is effectively optimized by utilizing the equivalent circuit geometries and current and electric field distribution diagrams. So, minimum of 10 dB attenuation is achieved in targeted GSM bands for all polarizations and up to 60 degrees (except TM 60 degrees) of incidence angles.