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A frequency selective surface (FSS) was designed to have a resonant spectral signature in the infrared. The lithographically composed, layered structure of this infrared FSS yields a resonant response in absorption to infrared radiation at a wavelength determined by its FSS element structure and the structure of its substrate layers. The infrared spectral characteristics of this surface are studied via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and spectral radiometry in the 3 to 15 μm region of the spectrum. The design is based on circuit-analog resonant behavior of square loop conducting elements.