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    Microstrip unequal Wilkinson power divider with 1:11 division ratio


    Taher, H. and Farrell, Ronan (2015) Microstrip unequal Wilkinson power divider with 1:11 division ratio. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 29 (14). pp. 1887-1898. ISSN 1569-3937

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    Abstract

    In this paper, a 1:11 unequal microstrip Wilkinson power divider (WPD) is presented. Power division is a necessary function in most of the wireless/wireline communication systems. To design 1:11 WPD using an easy-to-fabricate microstrip technology, microstrip line having a very high characteristic impedance (Zc) value of 315 Ω is needed. Realization of this value is impractical because too thin line is required. Defected ground structure (DGS) provides the hosting microstrip line with high inductance and modest capacitance values simultaneously. As a result, very high impedance could be implemented using practical lines. Novel analytical calculation method is developed to compute Zc of microstrip line loaded with DGS. It is found that circular-patterned DGS could be used to realize the required microstrip line. The designed WPD is fabricated and measured at centre frequency (fc) equals 1 GHz. The measurements of insertion and reflection losses of the fabricated circuit as well as the isolation between the output ports are in a good agreement with the simulated responses of the designed circuit.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Funding: This research is supported by Science Foundation Ireland [grant number 10/CE/I1853]. The authors appreciatively acknowledge this support. Dr Hany is also an Associate Prof. Researcher at Electronic Research Institute (ERI)–Giza–Egypt. Cite as: H. Taher & R. Farrell (2015) Microstrip unequal Wilkinson power divider with 1:11 division ratio, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 29:14, 1887-1898, DOI: 10.1080/09205071.2015.1065771
    Keywords: passive components; Wilkinson power divider; microstrip circuits; defected ground structure;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 14241
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09205071.2015.1065771
    Depositing User: Ronan Farrell
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 15:47
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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