Can we use passive materials inside wings to act as focusing reflectors for ground based active radar equipment?
Was watching Unveiling the Future of Antennas and RF Lenses using Radix™ 3D printable material! - YouTube
So say inside our wing we had a curved or gradient spaced gyroid material like
Variable refractive index dielectric foam coated with metals which would effect a beam spread of ~25° (defocuss)
And we blast it with radar data from the ground
Would this save weight on our AWES and make it more efficient?
Radar conspicuity is a big focus of Task 48 WP3 and U-Space regulations
So reflecting, bending, redirecting and generally turning kites into omnidirectional beacons would be great
I used to do some semi nerdy electromagnetic communication stuff but heffed if I know…