Low-Loss Ku-Band Artificial Transmission Line With MEMS Tuning Capability


Perruisseau-Carrier J., Topalli K., AKIN T.

IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, vol.19, no.6, pp.377-379, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lmwc.2009.2020022
  • Title of Journal : IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-379

Abstract

An artificial transmission line unit cell is presented based on the so-called composite right/left handed transmission line. It is implemented on a microelectromechanical system process on glass, and is suitable for applications such as reconfigurable leaky-wave antennas and series feed networks. The device presents state-of-the-art performance in terms of differential phase shift over losses (38 degrees/dB at 14 GHz) and quasi-zero drive power consumption. It is monolithic and has a total footprint of 4 mm(2).