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MINIATURIZED DUAL-MODE RESONATORS WITH MINKOWSKI-ISLAND-BASED FRACTAL PATCH FOR WLAN DUAL-BAND SYSTEMS

By J.-C. Liu, H.-H. Liu, K.-D. Yeh, C.-Y. Liu, B.-H. Zeng, and C.-C. Chen

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Abstract:
The miniaturized dual-mode dual-band band-pass filters (BPF) using Minkowski-island-based (MIB) fractal patch resonators are proposed in this paper. The BPF is mainly formed by a square patch resonator in which a MIB fractal configuration with 2nd order iteration is embedded in the patch. By perturbation and inter-digital coupling, the wide-band and dual-band responses are obtained respectively. For miniaturized wide-band design, at 2.41 GHz central frequency it has good measured characteristics including the wide bandwidth of 2.26-2.56 GHz (3-dB fractional bandwidth of 12.4%), low insertion loss of 0.72 dB, high rejection level (-52.5/-44.9 dB), and a patch size reduction with 60.6%. For compact dual-band design, the proposed filter covers the required bandwidths for WLAN bands (2.20-2.96 GHz and 4.74-5.85 GHz). The patch size reduction of 78.1% is obtained. Two transmission zeros are placed between the two pass-bands and resulted in good isolation.

Citation:
J.-C. Liu, H.-H. Liu, K.-D. Yeh, C.-Y. Liu, B.-H. Zeng, and C.-C. Chen, "Miniaturized Dual-Mode Resonators with Minkowski-Island-Based Fractal Patch for WLAN Dual-Band Systems," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 26, 229-243, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERC11111502

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