Low-Loss Ku-Band Artificial Transmission Line With MEMS Tuning Capability

Perruisseau-Carrier, Julien
Topalli, Kagan
Akın, Tayfun
An artificial transmission line unit cell is presented based on the so-called composite right/left handed transmission line. It is implemented on a microelectromechanical system process on glass, and is suitable for applications such as reconfigurable leaky-wave antennas and series feed networks. The device presents state-of-the-art performance in terms of differential phase shift over losses (38 degrees/dB at 14 GHz) and quasi-zero drive power consumption. It is monolithic and has a total footprint of 4 mm(2).

Citation Formats
J. Perruisseau-Carrier, K. Topalli, and T. Akın, “Low-Loss Ku-Band Artificial Transmission Line With MEMS Tuning Capability,” IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 377–379, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/35549.