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Title: Left-handed metamaterials realized by complementary split-ring resonators for RF and microwave circuit applications
Author: Pasakawee, Sarinya
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 8626
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2012
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A new equivalent circuit of left-handed (LH) microstrip transmission line loaded with Complementary split-ring resonators (CSRRs) is presented. By adding the magnetic coupling into the equivalent circuit, the new equivalent circuit presents a more accurate cutoff frequency than the old one. The group delay of CSRRs applied with microstrip transmission line (TL) is also studied and analyzed into two cases which are passive CSRRs delay line and active CSRRs delay line. In the first case, the CSRRs TL is analyzed. The group delay can be varied and controlled via signal frequency which does not happen in a normal TL. In the active CSRRs delay line, the CSRRs loaded with TL is fixed. The diodes are added to the model between the strip and CSRRs. By observing a specific frequency at 2.03GHz after bias DC voltages from -10V to -20V, the group delay can be moved from 0.6ns to 5.6ns. A novel microstrip filter is presented by embedding CSRRs on the ground plane of microstrip filter. The filter characteristic is changed from a 300MHz narrowband to a 1GHz wideband as well as suppression the occurrence of previous higher spurious frequency at 3.9GHz. Moreover, a high rejection in the lower band and a low insertion loss of <1dB are achieved.Finally, it is shown that CSRRs applied with planar antenna can reduce the antenna size. The structure is formed by etching CSRRs on the ground side of the patch antenna. The meander line part is also added on the antenna patch to tune the operation frequency from 1.8GHz downward to 1.73GHz which can reduce the antenna size to 74% of conventional patch antennas. By using the previous antenna structure without meander line, this proposed antenna can be tuned for selecting the operation frequency, by embedding a diode connected the position between patch and ground. The results provide 350MHz tuning range with 35MHz bandwidth.
Supervisor: Hu, Zhirun Sponsor: Royal Thai Government
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: metamaterial ; Complementary split ring resonators (CSRRs)