Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Riyad S. Aboutaha
Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Filter Design, Microwave, RF, UWB Systems
Electrical and Computer Engineering
In this thesis, ultra-wideband (UWB) microwave filters and design challenges are studied and, a microstrip UWB filter prototype design is presented. The UWB bandpass filter operating in the 3.6 GHz to 10.6 GHz frequency band is targeted to comply with the FCC spectral mask for UWB systems. The prototype filter is composed of quarter-wavelength spaced shunt stub transmission lines. The circuit is first simulated and optimized by using AWR DE simulation software tool. Then Sonnet EM Simulation and CST EM Simulation Tools are further utilized to obtain more accurate simulated results. The fabricated microstrip UWB bandpass filter is then measured using a vector network analyzer and results are presented. The prototype built can be used in UWB communications or localization systems.
Cansever, Cem, "Design of a Microstrip Bandpass Filter for 3.1-10.6 GHz Uwb Systems" (2013). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – Theses. 1.