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Unbalanced two-way filtering power splitter for wireless communication systems

Unbalanced two-way filtering power splitter for wireless communication systems

Nwajana, Augustine O. ORCID: 0000-0001-6591-5269, Ijemaru, Gerald K., Ang, Kenneth L.-M., Seng, Jasmine K. P. and Yeo, Kenneth S. K. (2021) Unbalanced two-way filtering power splitter for wireless communication systems. Electronics, 10 (5):617. ISSN 2079-9292 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10050617)

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Abstract

A compact unbalanced two-way filtering power splitter with an integrated Chebyshev filtering function is presented. The design is purely based on formulations, thereby eliminating the constant need for developing complex optimization algorithms and tuning, to deliver the desired amount of power at each of the two output ports. To achieve miniaturization, a common square open-loop resonator (SOLR) is used to distribute energy between the two integrated channel filters. In addition to distributing energy, the common resonator also contributes one pole to each integrated channel filter, hence, reducing the number of individual resonating elements used in achieving the inte-grated filtering power splitter (FPS). To demonstrate the proposed design technique, a prototype FPS centered at 2.6 GHz with a 3 dB fractional bandwidth of 3% is designed and simulated. The circuit model and layout results show good performances of high selectivity, less than 1.7 dB insertion loss, and better than 16 dB in-band return loss. The common microstrip SOLR and the microstrip hair-pin resonators used in implementing the proposed integrated FPS ensures that an overall compact size of 0.34 λg × 0.11 λg was achieved, where λg is the guided-wavelength of the 50 Ω microstrip line at the fundamental resonant frequency of the FPS passband.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: unequal power divider, combiner, bandpass, channel filter, 3dB power splitter, hairpin resonator, microstrip, square open loop resonator
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 16:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31437

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