Integration of RF-MEMS switches with a band-reject reconfigurable ultra-wideband antenna on SiO2 substrate

Nelson Sepulveda, Dimitris E. Anagnostou, Michael T. Chryssomallis, John L. Ebel

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Abstract

An ultra-wideband reconfigurable antenna for WLAN environments integrated with RF-MEMS switches is presented. Using MEMS, the antenna rejects on-demand the 5-6 GHz WLAN 802.11a frequency band. The design is integrated on-wafer with MEMS switches and high-resistive biasing lines to minimize interference of the packaging and allow biasing through the designed bias pads. The antenna's design procedure, fabrication and measured reflection coefficient are described. Results show satisfactory band-rejection quality and (most-important), very little interference of the MEMS and biasing circuitry with the antenna itself. Such designs can be used in low-loss future UWB antennas that minimize interference to nearby WLAN receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781424449675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 11 Jul 201017 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period11/07/1017/07/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Sepulveda, N., Anagnostou, D. E., Chryssomallis, M. T., & Ebel, J. L. (2010). Integration of RF-MEMS switches with a band-reject reconfigurable ultra-wideband antenna on SiO2 substrate. In 2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium [5560968] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2010.5560968