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Title: Analysis and design of a substrate integrated waveguide multi-coupled resonator diplexer
Author: Nwajana, A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7973 2684
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2017
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A microwave diplexer achieved by coupling a section of a dual-band bandpass filter onto a section of two single-bands (i.e. transmit and receive) bandpass filters is presented. This design eliminates the need for employing external non-resonant junctions in diplexer design, as opposed to the conventional design approach which requires separate non-resonant junctions for energy distribution. The use of separate non-resonant junctions in diplexer design increases the design complexity, as well as gives rise to bulky diplexer devices. The proposed design also removes the too much reliance on the evaluation of suitable characteristic polynomials to achieve a diplexer. Though the evaluation of complex polynomials to achieve a diplexer is seen as a viable option, the technique is hugely dependent on optimisations which come with loads of uncertainties. This thesis relies on well-established design formulations to increase design reliability, as well as simplicity. A 10-pole (10ᵗʰ order) microwave diplexer circuit has been successfully designed, simulated, manufactured and measured. The measured results have been used to validate the circuit model and the electromagnetic (EM) simulated results. The diplexer is composed of 2 poles from a dual-band bandpass filter, 4 poles from a transmit bandpass filter and the remaining 4 poles from a receive bandpass filter. The design was initially implemented using asynchronously tuned microstrip square open-loop resonators. The EM simulation and the measurement results of the microstrip diplexer were presented and show good agreement with the proposed design theory. The design was also implemented using the substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technique and results presented and discussed. In comparison to the results achieved with the microstrip diplexer, the EM simulation and the measurement results realised with the SIW diplexer, show that a slightly better insertion loss was attained across both the transmit and the receive channels, respectively.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral