Frequency-Tunable Tri-Function Filter

Tae Hak Lee, Boyoung Lee, Seunggoo Nam, Young Sik Kim, Juseop Lee

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In this paper, we present a reconfigurable filter capable of having three different responses, such as bandstop, bandpass, and all-pass responses. For designing the tri-function filter, we have developed a new topology containing coupled resonators and a switch-embedded transmission line running from the input to output ports. A bandpass response can be obtained by opening the switches embedded in the transmission line. On the other hand, closing the switches produces bandstop and all-pass responses. The details of the coupling structure design satisfying three sets of the coupling coefficients for the three responses are presented. In addition, we also discuss in detail an approach for incorporating the measured parameters of the nonideal switch in our filter design. For demonstration, a frequency-tunable tri-function filter has been designed using substrate-integrated waveguide resonators. It is shown that the designed filter is able to exhibit three responses over a 1.2:1 frequency tuning range.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7961177
Pages (from-to)4584-4592
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Dr. Lee was a recipient of the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Research Foundation.

Funding Information:
Manuscript received November 1, 2016; revised May 23, 2017; accepted May 26, 2017. Date of publication June 28, 2017; date of current version November 3, 2017. This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning under Grant NRF-2015R1C1A1A02036754. (Corresponding author: Juseop Lee.) T.-H. Lee is with the Polygrames Research Center, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC H3T 1J4, Canada.

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  • All-pass filter
  • bandpass filter
  • bandstop filter
  • filter synthesis
  • reconfigurable filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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