Diplexers and multiplexers design by using coupling matrix optimisation

Xia, Wenlin (2015). Diplexers and multiplexers design by using coupling matrix optimisation. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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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.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/5814


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