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DESIGN OF A 3-STATE RECONFIGURABLE CRLH TRANSMISSION LINE BASED ON MEMS SWITCHES

By G. Monti, R. De Paolis, and L. Tarricone

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Abstract:
Based on the use of micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) switches this paper presents a composite right/left-handed (CRLH) transmission line (TL) with a reconfigurable behaviour. The design strategy here adopted consists on the use of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors and short-circuited stubs resulting in a very compact and monolithic CRLH unit cell well suited for phase shifter applications.

Citation:
G. Monti, R. De Paolis, and L. Tarricone, "Design of a 3-State Reconfigurable CRLH Transmission Line Based on MEMS Switches," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 95, 283-297, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIER09071109
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=09071109

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