Multi-function patch element

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-174
Journal / PublicationProgress in Electromagnetics Research
Volume109
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Abstract

Integration of multiple functions is for the first time achieved within a single patch circuit element. Firstly, out of phase equal power division and bandpass filter characteristics are combined within a patch element. The novelty of the proposed structure is to use simple asymmetric cross slots in the patch element to achieve this integration. A simplified equivalent circuit model to describe operation of this patch element is proposed. Coplanar waveguide/microstrip broadside coupling is then investigated to enhance the performance of the patch balun filter and eliminate narrow coupling gaps and microstrip lines. Subsequently, transition between microstrip and coplanar waveguide is then added to the patch element by using certain electromagnetic coupling methods for higher level integration without introducing additional loss. Different patch elements operating at 2.4GHz are developed to validate the feasibility of the proposed structures. The circuits were designed, fabricated and measured. The measured results agree quite well with the simulation, exhibiting small amplitude and phase imbalance at the output ports throughout the desired passband, and good rejection levels elsewhere.