Book Name: Artificial Transmission Lines for RF and Microwave Applications
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This book presents and discusses alternatives to ordinary transmission lines for designing and implementing advanced RF/microwave components in planar technology.

This book is devoted to the analysis, study, and applications of artificial transmission lines implemented mainly using a host line conveniently modified (e.g., with modulation of transverse dimensions, with etched patterns in the metallic layers, etc.) or with reactive loading, to achieve novel device functionalities, superior performance, and/or reduced size.

The author begins with an introductory chapter dedicated to the fundamentals of planar transmission lines.

Chapter 2 focuses on artificial transmission lines based on periodic structures (including non-uniform and reactively-loaded sequences) and provides a comprehensive analysis of the coupled mode theory.

Chapters 3 and 4 are dedicated to artificial transmission lines inspired by metamaterials, or based on metamaterial concepts. These chapters include the main practical implementations of such lines, their circuit models, and a wide overview of their RF/microwave applications (including passive and active circuits and antennas).

Chapter 5 focuses on reconfigurable devices based on tunable artificial lines and non-linear transmission lines. The chapter also introduces several materials and components for tuning, including diode varactors, RF-MEMS, ferroelectrics, and liquid crystals.

Finally, Chapter 6 covers other advanced transmission lines and wave-guiding structures, such as electroconductive-/magnetoinductive-wave lines, common-mode suppressed balanced lines, lattice-network artificial lines, and substrate-integrated waveguides.

Artificial Transmission Lines for RF and Microwave Applications provide in-depth analysis and discussion of artificial transmission lines, including design guidelines that can be useful to researchers, engineers, and students.

Table of contents :

1 Fundamentals of Planar Transmission Lines
2 Artificial Transmission Lines based on Periodic Structures
3 Metamaterial Transmission Lines: Fundamentals, Theory, Circuit Models, and Main Implementations
4 Metamaterial Transmission Lines: RF/Microwave Applications
5 Reconfigurable, Tunable, and Nonlinear Artificial Transmission Lines
6 Other Advanced Transmission Lines
Appendix A. Equivalence between Plane Wave Propagation in Source-Free, Linear, Isotropic, and Homogeneous Media; TEM Wave Propagation in Transmission Lines; and Wave Propagation in Transmission Lines Described by its Distributed Circuit Model
Appendix B. The Smith Chart
Appendix C. The Scattering Matrix
Appendix D. Current Density Distribution in a Conductor
Appendix E. Derivation of the Simplified Coupled Mode Equations and Coupling Coefficient from the Distributed Circuit Model of a Transmission Line
Appendix F. Averaging the Effective Dielectric Constant in EBG-Based Transmission Lines
Appendix G. Parameter Extraction
Appendix H. Synthesis of Resonant-Type Metamaterial Transmission Lines by Means of Aggressive Space Mapping
Appendix I. Conditions to Obtain All-Pass X-Type and Bridged-T Networks

 

Artificial Transmission Lines for RF and Microwave Applications PDF

Author(s): Ferran Martín

Series: Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2015

ISBN: 1118487605, 9781118487600


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