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Analog-type millimeter-wave phase shifters based on MEMS tunable high-impedance surface and dielectric rod waveguide

  • Dmitry Chicherin (a1), Mikael Sterner (a2), Dmitri Lioubtchenko (a1), Joachim Oberhammer (a2) and Antti V. Räisänen (a1)...

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Millimeter-wave phase shifters are important components for a wide scope of applications. An analog-type phase shifter for W-band has been designed, analyzed, fabricated, and measured. The phase shifter consists of a reconfigurable high-impedance surface (HIS) controlled by micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) varactors and placed adjacent to a silicon dielectric rod waveguide. The analog-type phase shift in the range of 0–32° is observed at 75 GHz whereas applying bias voltage from 0 to 40 V to the MEMS varactors. The insertion loss of the MEMS tunable HIS is between 1.7 and 5 dB, depending on the frequency.

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Corresponding author: D. Chicherin Email: dmitry.chicherin@aalto.fi

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Analog-type millimeter-wave phase shifters based on MEMS tunable high-impedance surface and dielectric rod waveguide

  • Dmitry Chicherin (a1), Mikael Sterner (a2), Dmitri Lioubtchenko (a1), Joachim Oberhammer (a2) and Antti V. Räisänen (a1)...

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