Volume 11, Issue 1 (March 2015)                   IJEEE 2015, 11(1): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.22068/IJEEE.11.1.1

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A method for design and implementation of a compact via-less Composite Right/Left-Handed Transmission Line (CRLH TL) is presented. By introducing a new circuit model, the CRLH transmission line behavior is studied versus the parameters variations to achieve the desired characteristic impedance and electrical length. Then a compact quarter wavelength CRLH transmission line with 70 Ω characteristic impedance is designed as an example. Finally a very compact four way Wilkinson power divider and a rat-race coupler are designed and fabricated by using this type of CRLH TL which exhibit about 75% and 80% compactness, respectively.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Microwave Passive Circuits
Received: 2014/10/17 | Revised: 2015/03/16 | Accepted: 2015/03/16