3-D Metal Printed Compact High-Q Folded Waveguide Filter with Folded Antenna

Jiayu Rao, Kenneth Nai, Povilas Vaitukaitis, Yuepei Li, Jiasheng Hong

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A novel compact fan-shaped folded waveguide resonator (FSFWGR) is proposed in this article. The resonator can reduce the size by 87.5% compared with the waveguide cavity while retaining a high unloaded quality (Qu) value (>1500). Due to these advantages, a high-quality (-Q) fourth-order bandpass filter centered at 6.0 GHz with a 6.67% bandwidth is designed first. Novel slots cross-coupling is presented to produce a pair of transmission zeros (TZs) while avoiding support structures that traditional metal probes often used. Then compact deformed folded antenna is designed to integrate with the filter. Compared with published works where the last resonator of the reference filter often needs to be detuned, all parameters here do not need to change by introducing a metal probe between the feeding point of the filter and antenna. Therefore, the integrating process is more straightforward. The integrated filter/antenna achieves the same filtering function as the reference filter and a high gain of 6.7 dBi. For experimental demonstration, metal 3-D printing technology was used to fabricate models with only two pieces that significantly reduced the assembly loss. The final measured results agreed well with simulated ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-121
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number1
Early online date19 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • 3-D metal printing
  • Deformed folded antenna
  • fan-shaped folded waveguide resonator (FSFWGR)
  • filtering antenna
  • high-Q value
  • slots cross-coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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