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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF Y-JUNCTION WAVEGUIDE DIPLEXERS

By F. M. Vanin, F. Frezza, and D. Schmitt

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Abstract:
Waveguide diplexer designs are widely used for telecommunications, space, and terrestrial applications. Although mathematical models and design procedures for waveguide filters are known, diplexer designs still remain complex and time consuming. This paper describes how to obtain an equivalent circuit network model and a complete design of non-contiguous diplexers using a computer-aided approach with a classic Y-junction. Results are satisfactory in terms of reduced design time and performance. Examples including physical dimensions are provided.

Citation:
F. M. Vanin, F. Frezza, and D. Schmitt, "Computer-Aided Design of Y-Junction Waveguide Diplexers," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 17, 203-218, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERC10092005

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