Electronically tunable microstrip bandstop filters using a varactor-loaded open ring resonator (VLORR)

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Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
  • Volumen: 123
  • Número: 7
  • Fecha: 01 July 2017
  • ISSN: 14320630 09478396
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00339-017-1094-z
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
© 2017, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany. A compact microstrip bandstop filter (BSF) with a wide electronically tunable frequency range and a constant absolute bandwidth is presented. It consists of an open ring resonator (ORR) loaded with a varactor diode and connected to a section of a microstrip transmission line. As a reverse bias is applied to the proposed varactor-loaded ORR (VLORR), the value of the resulting capacitor is controlled and the resonant frequency can be varied to the desired position. The measured tunable BSF achieves 92.6 % tuning range with a constant 15 dB absolute bandwidth of 0.27 GHz and a minimum rejection level of 37 dB. This reconfigurable microstrip BSF can be useful in microwave communication systems.

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