Date of Award:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Integration of more communication standards in one microwave wireless device created a demand on developing compact, low-cost, and robust multi-band microwave components.
This dissertation presents three studies for designing miniaturized and multi-band circuits that can be used for multi-band radio frequency (RF) front-ends. These three studies are the design of dual-band and tunable bandpass filters as well as dual- and triple-band equal-split power dividers/combiners. The dual-band filter is based on split ring resonators and double slit complemantary split ring resonators. A dual-band prototype three-stage Chebyshev filter, with a fractional bandwidth of 2% at 0.9 GHz and a fractional bandwidth of 3% at 1.3 GHz with equal-ripple of 0.4 dB at both passbands, is presented. The overall size of the dual-band filter is three times smaller compared to edge-coupled microstrip filters. Good out-of-band signal rejection (< 38 dB) and insertion losses (< 4.9 dB for the lower passband and <2.7 dB for the upper passband) are achieved. The proposed tunable filter is designed from varactor loaded split ring resonators. The size of the tunable filter is reduced by a factor of 3.5 compared to quarter wavelength-based coupled line filters.The power divider is based on composite right- and left-handed transmission lines. Dual-band and triple-band power divider prototypes are designed, fabricated, and tested. The passbands of the triple-band Wilkinson power divider are centered at 0.8 GHz, 1.3 GHz, and 1.85 GHz, and the passbands of the dual-band Wilkinson power divider are centered at 0.7 GHz, 1.5 GHz. The triple-band divider has a length of 0.66 wavelength in the substrate and its size is reduced to 3/4 of right-handed transmission line-based Wilkinson power dividers. The dual-band power divider has wide fractional bandwidths ( 20% at the lower passband and 41% at the upper passband). Excellent input matchings (input return losses < 29 dB), output matchings (output return losses < 23 dB), and output port isolations (< 24 dB) are achieved at all passbands of the power dividers. The proposed filters and power dividers are compact and low-cost, and are promising candidates for the miniaturization and cost-reduction of multi-band microwave wireless system.
Genc, Alper, "Metamaterial-Inspired Miniaturized Multi-Band Microwave Filters and Power Dividers" (2010). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 700.
Copyright for this work is retained by the student. If you have any questions regarding the inclusion of this work in the Digital Commons, please email us at .