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Title: On the design of an Ohmic RF MEMS switch for reconfigurable microstrip antenna applications
Authors: Spasos, M
Charalampidis, N
Mallios, N
Kampitaki, D
Tsiakmakis, K
Soel, P
Nilavalan, R
Keywords: RF
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
Citation: WSEAS Transactions On Communications. 8 (1) 153-161
Series/Report no.: 8;1
Abstract: This paper presents the analysis, design and simulation of a direct contact (dc) RF MEMS switch specified for reconfigurable microstrip array antennas. The proposed switch is indented to be built on PCB via a monolithic technology together with the antenna patches. The proposed switch will be used to allow antenna beamforming in the operating frequency range between 2GHz and 4GHz. This application requires a great number of these switches to be integrated with an array of microstrip patch elements. The proposed switch fulfills the switching characteristics as concerns the five requirements (loss, linearity, voltage/power handling, small size/power consumption, temperature), following a relatively simple design, which ensures reliability, robustness and high fabrication yield
ISSN: 1109-2742
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
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