The research in the area of Radar Absorbing Materials (RAMs) has been actively pursued for at least four decades. Although resonant RAMs were originally designed by transmission line approach, and the broad band RAMs were obtained by multilayering, the quest for ultrawide band performance has led to novel approaches such as chirality and even exploring biochemical products. It is observed that radome materials are frequently used as RAMs. The understanding of the underlying principles of electromagnetic analysis and design, fabrication and the trends in RAMs reviewed in this paper could lead to indigenisation, and even pioneering next generation of RAM technology.
KeywordsRadar absorbing materials (RAM) Radar cross section (RCS) reduction
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