Tunable microwave components for Ku- and K-band satellite communications
Ferroelectric thin films, Filters, Ku- and K-band frequencies, Phase shifters, Resonators, Satellite communications, Tunable microwave components
The use of conductor/ferroelectric/dielectric thin film multilayer structures for frequency and phase agile components at frequencies at and above the Ku-band will be discussed. Among these components are edge coupled filters, microstripline ring resonators, and phase shifters. These structures were implemented using SrTiO3 (STO) ferroelectric thin films, with gold or YBa2Cu3O7-δ(YBCO) high temperature superconducting (HTS) microstrip lines deposited by laser ablation on LaAlO3 (LAO) substrates. The performance of these structures in terms of tunability, operating temperature, frequency, and dc bias will be presented. Because of their small size, light weight, and low loss, these tunable microwave components are being studied very intensely at NASA as well as by the commercial communication industry. An assessment of the progress made so far, and the issues yet to be solved for the successful integration of these components into the aforementioned communication systems will be presented.
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Miranda, F. A.; Van Keuls, F. W.; Romanofsky, R. R.; and Subramanyam, G., "Tunable microwave components for Ku- and K-band satellite communications" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3924.