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We present a 16-element hybrid grid amplifier with improved heat sinking. This is a higher-power version of a previously reported reflection grid amplifier. The grid uses custom-made differential-pair chips with TRW InP Hetero-junction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) as the active devices. We measure a peak gain of 15 dB at 8.4 GHz. Measured gain is consistent(More)
Intrinsically switched tunable filters are switched on and off using the tuning elements that tune their center frequencies and/or bandwidths, without requiring an increase in the tuning range of the tuning elements. Because external RF switches are not needed, substantial improvements in insertion loss, linearity, dc power consumption, control complexity,(More)
—We report a simple theory for the reduction of sub-strate modes in quasi-optical power-combining arrays. This qualitative theory predicts that detrimental substrate-mode effects can be greatly reduced through a judicious choice of the array unit cell size. Experimental evidence from quasi-optical tripler grids is presented to confirm the theory. Measured(More)
Normal realizations of bandstop resonators with finite unloaded Q suffer from degradation of performance due dissipation loss. In this paper it is shown theoretically that there exists a class of second-order networks which simultaneously exhibit an ideal bandstop resonance, with infinite stopband attenuation, and a perfect match at all frequencies.(More)
A unique design approach for narrowband tunable bandpass filters is presented which focuses on engineering the tuned center-frequency dependence of the coupling coefficient between adjacent resonators. New architectures are presented, and equations for the coupling coefficient are derived from energy expressions. A microstrip prototype with(More)
An original and simple approach to the design of fully reconfigurable multi-band microwave bandpass filters (BPFs) with an arbitrary number of passbands is reported in this paper. It exploits the use of an innovative quasi-BPF configuration made up of different sets of controllable mono-frequency resonators to separately shape each tunable passband. Thus,(More)
A new tunable bandstop resonator architecture has been presented which, for the first time, allows for both center frequency and bandwidth tuning using only tuning elements attached to the resonator. A 2nd-order microstrip prototype notch filter demonstrating the concept was successfully designed, built, and measured.
This paper presents the theory, design, and implementation of a new class of component called an intrinsically switched multiplexer, which is comprised of a number of contiguous bandpass filter channels that can be independently switched on and off with very low architecture-related insertion loss and flat group delay across adjacent switched-on channels.(More)