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A Broadband Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Quadrature Wilkinson Power Divider Using Composite Right/Left-Handed Transmission Line

  • Eom, Dong-Sik (Department of Electronics Engineering, Ajou University) ;
  • Lee, Hai-Young (Department of Electronics Engineering, Ajou University)
  • Received : 2016.07.21
  • Accepted : 2016.11.08
  • Published : 2017.01.31

Abstract

In this work, a broadband composite right/left-handed (CRLH) half-mode substrate integrated waveguide (HMSIW) quadrature Wilkinson power divider is proposed. The proposed CRLH-HMSIW quadrature power divider includes a microstrip Wilkinson power divider on the transition structure between the microstrip and HMSIW, and two thru transmission lines for the HMSIW and the CRLH-HMSIW. The measured amplitude, phase difference and isolation between the two output ports of the proposed structure have 1 dB, ${\pm}5^{\circ}$ and less than -15 dB in a wide frequency range of 4.1-6.68 GHz with 47.9% bandwidth, respectively.

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