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Size Reduction and Harmonic Suppression of Rat-Race Hybrid Coupler Using Defected Microstrip Structure

By Morteza Kazerooni and Morteza Aghalari
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 26, 87-96, 2011
doi:10.2528/PIERL11071704

Abstract

In this paper, defected microstrip structure (DMS) is applied to design a compact microstrip rat-race hybrid coupler. The proposed structure introduces both harmonic signal suppression and a significant reduction of size because half of the ring is embedded in upper section. By embedding the DMS, it is observed that the third harmonic signal is suppressed to -25 dB with respect to a conventional rat-race hybrid coupler. Besides, this structure also effectively reduces the occupied area to 25% of the conventional case. Finally, using even and odd modes analysis the ABCD matrix of the proposed rat-race coupler was extracted. It is observed that the results are in good agreement with the full wave analysis and measurement.

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Morteza Kazerooni and Morteza Aghalari, "Size Reduction and Harmonic Suppression of Rat-Race Hybrid Coupler Using Defected Microstrip Structure," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 26, 87-96, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERL11071704
http://jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=11071704

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