Microwave Bandpass Filter By Feedback Interference Topology

Abdullah Alburaikan, Faisal Aldhubaib, Zhirun Hu

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This paper proposes a signal feedback interference topology to control the characteristics of a coupled line bandpass filter. Control is carried out by varying the ratio of the transmission line parameters of the forward and the feedback couplers. The topology produces a compact filter that does not require a complicated design or fabrication. The results of the insertion and return losses show that the feedback-controlled design has desirable features in terms of the design frequency, fractional bandwidth, stopband rejection level, roll-off rate and insertion loss. The test results of the fabricated prototype achieved good agreement with the simulation results of the ideal transmission line design model. Several microwave, modern wireless and mobile/satellite communication systems may benefit from such a filter design due to its compactness and flexibility.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2 Jul 2020


  • microwave filter
  • coupled transmission line
  • microstrip
  • feedback signal interference


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