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Title: Diplexers and multiplexers design by using coupling matrix optimisation
Author: Xia, Wenlin
ISNI:       0000 0004 5354 0270
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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Microwave filters and multiplexers are used in many application areas and have been studied for decades. However, with increasing demands on communications and radar systems more complex filters are required which not only have superior performance but also are required to be small and lightweight. This thesis looks at new techniques in microwave filter design to achieve these aims. Coupled resonator circuits are of importance for design of RF/microwave narrow-band filters with any type of resonator regardless its physical structure. The coupling matrix is used to represent the coupled resonator circuit. Each matrix entry value refers to a physical dimension of the circuit. The response of the circuit can also be calculated by using the coupling matrix. Different methods are developed to generate the coupling matrix. This thesis presents designs of the coupled resonator based diplexers and multiplexers by using the coupling matrix local optimisation technique. The design procedures and measurement performance of 3 X-band (8.2-12.4 GHz) rectangular waveguide circuits, including a 10th order diplexer, a 4th order diplexer with cross-couplings and a 4-channel multiplexer, are presented. A novel computer-aided physical structure tuning technique, called Step Tune method, is also presented in this thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering