Software-Defined Metasurface Paradigm: Concept, Challenges, Prospects

A. Pitilakis, A. C. Tasolamprou, C. Liaskos, F. Liu, O. Tsilipakos, X. Wang, M. S. Mirmoosa, K. Kossifos, J. Georgiou, A. Pitsilides, N. V. Kantartzis, S. Ioannidis, E. N. Economou, M. Kafesaki, S. A. Tretyakov, C. M. Soukoulis

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Abstract

HyperSurfaces (HSFs) are devices whose electromagnetic (EM) behavior is software-driven, i.e., it can be defined programmatically. The key components of this emerging technology are the metasurfaces, artificial layered materials whose EM properties depend on their internal subwavelength structuring. HSFs merge metasurfaces with a network of miniaturized custom electronic controllers, the nanonetwork, in an integrated scalable hardware platform. The nanonetwork receives external programmatic commands expressing the desired end-functionality and appropriately alters the metasurface configuration thus yielding the respective EM behavior for the HSF. In this work, we will present all the components of the HSF paradigm, as well as highlight the underlying challenges and future prospects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, METAMATERIALS 2018
PublisherIEEE
Pages483-485
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 20181 Sep 2018
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena
Abbreviated titleMETAMATERIALS
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period27/08/201801/09/2018

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    VISORSURF: A Hardware Platform for Software-driven Functional Metasurfaces

    Asadchy, V., Liu, F., Mirmoosa, M., Tretiakov, S., Tzarouchis, D., Ptitcyn, G., Wang, X., Cuesta Soto, F. & Jayathurathnage, P.

    01/01/201731/12/2021

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

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    Pitilakis, A., Tasolamprou, A. C., Liaskos, C., Liu, F., Tsilipakos, O., Wang, X., Mirmoosa, M. S., Kossifos, K., Georgiou, J., Pitsilides, A., Kantartzis, N. V., Ioannidis, S., Economou, E. N., Kafesaki, M., Tretyakov, S. A., & Soukoulis, C. M. (2018). Software-Defined Metasurface Paradigm: Concept, Challenges, Prospects. In 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, METAMATERIALS 2018 (pp. 483-485). [8534096] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534096