A new family of microstrip open-loop resonator filters for high-selectivity applications

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Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
  • Volumen: 43
  • Número: 5
  • Fecha: 05 December 2004
  • Páginas: 450-455
  • ISSN: 08952477
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1002/mop.20499
  • Document Type: Article
In this paper, the design of a novel planar narrowband microstrip filter is presented. The structure is designed and manufactured in microstrip technology, and it is formed by set of pairs of resonators of different lengths. The length of one resonator in each pair is adjusted so that a suitable odd resonance is tuned to the center frequency of the filter. The length of the other resonator is adjusted so that the next even resonance is tuned again to the center frequency of the filter. The different path of the signal in each resonator produces a cancellation of energy at a given frequency, therefore implementing a transmission zero in the insertion-loss response of the filter. First, this paper presents a design example of a single set of resonators (basic unit cell) working at the fifth and sixth resonances. Then, two basic unit cells working at the first and second resonances are first optimized, and then they are cascaded to show how higher-order filter responses can be implemented. The measured results confirm the theoretical predictions, and validate the new structures for high-selectivity applications. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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