Andrew C. Guyette

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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)
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)
| The prospects for and the state of the art of adaptable RF hardware are reviewed, focusing primarily on the traditional frequency planning bottleneck, the filtering stages. First, a case is made that even banded systems can be greatly impacted by a modest amount of tuning. This is done by showing the results of a traditional fixed system in an unlicensed(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)
We present a 16-element hybrid grid amplifier. This is the first successful grid amplifier to use a reflection architecture, which should provide thermal performance superior to transmission grids. The grid uses custom-made differential-pair chips with TRW InP Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) as the active devices. We measure a peak gain of 15 dB(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)
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)
We report a simple theory for the reduction of substrate 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)
This paper presents a technique that enables the design of high-order microwave bandstop filters with a total through-line length of significantly less than one quarter-wavelength at the filter center frequency. The total through-line length using this technique can be zero regardless of the filter order in theory, but it is limited in practice by the(More)