A switchable square loop frequency selective surface (FSS) design is presented. The FSS is switched between reflective and transparent state by using one gap for each unit cell. Measured and simulated results are compared. PIN diodes are integrated to the FSS for electrical switching. The PIN diodes equivalent circuit capacitance element is varied to investigate its effect on the switchable FSS performance. The switchable FSS power percentages of the reflected and transmitted states are presented in tables and discussed.
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