A new type of microwave demultiplexer is proposed which combines an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) and a Rotman lens. The dispersion property of an AWG is employed to produce different phase slope responses for different frequencies, while the Rotman lens routes the frequency components onto different ports. To optimize isolation performance, the design constraints of both the AWG and the Rotman lens are re-examined and new design criteria elaborated. The optimized design is demonstrated of being capable of achieving 15 dB channel isolation over a 25% band range centered at 10 GHz. While a design based on a conventional Rotman lens yields isolation level of around 6 dB over a 9% band range centered at 10GHz.
|Title of host publication||Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2012 42nd European|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering