Improved StopBand of a Compact 1-Cell CRLH-TL UWB BandPass Filter by Forming Additional Nulls

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Kahng, Sungtek; Ju, Jeongho (University of Incheon, Dohwa-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea)

Previously, we suggested the unprecedented design of a very compact UWB bandpass filter, which is based on the 1-cell microstrip Composite Right- and Left-Handed Transmission-line (CRLH-TL). Though the design result turned out satisfactory in terms of Bandwidth, Insertion Loss, Return Loss, Group Delay variation and so on, it had a narrow stopband beyond the upper passband edge. Therefore, we present the improved design to widen the stopband from ‘10.6 GHz~12.6 GHz’ to ‘10.6 GHz~14.6 GHz’ by modifying the original structure to create additional nulls (or poles), and the resultant structure is still as small as ‘guided wavelength (λ g )/9.4’.