AFR0000-01 Lossy Foam Absorber

The Lossy Foam Absorber is a lightweight conductive carbon loaded sheet stock providing broadband insertion loss at microwave frequencies. Lossy Foam Absorbers are designed with a continuous electrical coating to exhibit high insertion loss and are intended to be applied to surfaces inside microwave cavities, housings, radomes, network enclosures, or antennae. Lossy Foam Absorbers attenuate energy at normal and high angles of incidence at frequencies from 1 GHz to 18 GHz.

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SKU: MF22-0003-00 Category:


AFR0000-01 Features & Benefits

  • Lightweight polyether reticulated foam
  • Cost effective broadband material
  • Easily applied with PSA
  • Most broadband absorber material
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Halogen Free

All information on this data sheet is based on laboratory testing and is not intended for design purposes. CTS makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning this data. SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 24 × .5 in


AFR0000-01 Applications

  • Antenna Pattern Performance
  • Sidelobe/backlobe reductionResonant Cavity Attenuation
  • EMI Reduction
  • Rx/Tx Antenna Isolation
  • Radar Cross Section Reduction
  • Dual use air filter/EMI absorber

Method of Application

The primary method of application for Lossy Foam Absorbers is utilizing a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) backing. CTS proudly uses 3M transfer tapes on it’s Lossy Foam Absorbers. Contact CTS technical representatives for a datasheet on the PSA. Other liquid and paste adhesive may be recommended. Contact a CTS technical representative for more information.


AFR0000-01 Electrical Performance

This performance plot illustrates the insertion loss performance of this material. Insertion loss is measured in a transmission tunnel, for more information on the transmission tunnel test set-up, please refer to Tech Bulletin 103. Additional electrical test data may be available upon request.