Nicolas Delhote

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A design technique based on a shape optimization strategy (topology gradient algorithm) and a 3D ceramic stereolithography process are described in this paper. Our goals are to propose innovative components in terms of electric performances and topologies, by using these two approaches together. Several components have been designed, manufactured and tested(More)
This paper presents the design, manufacturing, and characterization of a waveguide based on electromagnetic-bandgap (EBG) technology working in W-band. A modified silicon EBG woodpile structure was used in order to improve the matching performance of the EBG waveguide to a standard rectangular waveguide. The transition between the silicon EBG woodpile(More)
This letter presents a compact design of a shielded high unloaded Q dielectric resonator. The main interest of this work is the use of the three-dimensional stereolithography process to manufacture innovative ceramic radio frequency devices. Thus, a resonator, its support, and the surrounding cavity is manufactured in one part out of alumina by that(More)
In this paper, and for the first time to the best of our knowledge, a very challenging 4-pole quasi-elliptic filter in the submillimetric wave range is studied and fabricated by the LTCC technology. The proposed 4-pole filter, centered at 150 GHz with 2 GHz band pass, is described and the coupling apertures used to provide the required positive and negative(More)
Three-dimensional (3-D) ceramic stereolithography has been developed and used to manufacture RF devices using periodic structures. To our knowledge, it is the first time that zirconia and high-performance Ba<sub>3</sub>ZnTa<sub>2</sub>O<sub>9</sub> ceramics are used with that process to manufacture high unloaded quality factor resonant structures and(More)
Three integrated lens antennas made in Alumina and built through ceramic stereolithography are designed, fabricated and characterized experimentally in the 60-GHz band. Linear corrugations are integrated on the lens surface to reduce the effects of multiple internal reflections and improve the antenna performance. The lenses are excited by Alumina-filled(More)
This paper proposes, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, two challenging LTCC multi-pole bandpass filters operating at 150 GHz for radioastronomy applications. Low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology is employed to realize these filters because it assures the high precision and compactness needed at this high frequency. The two(More)
An original waveguide located in a woodpile (layer-by-layer) crystal is presented in this paper. Its geometrical sizes, shape and location have been optimized in order to maximize its bandwidth and the matching between this guide and the input/ouput feeding WR waveguides. The 3D electromagnetic band gap (EBG) crystal has been designed, optimized and(More)
Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) concept is used to create cavity by dimensioning a variant cell (or defect) inside a 2D EBG material. Compact high unloaded Q cavity (Qu ~ 2500) and narrow two and three pole filters are designed in Ka band. They are manufactured by layer-by-layer stereolithography and made out of high permittivity yttria-stabilized Zirconia.(More)
The finite element method is coupled with the topology gradient method for optimizing the shape of microwave components using a numerical model. The approach, which consists in minimizing a cost function with respect to the physical property of individual topological elements, is first described. Regarding given electrical specifications, the technique is(More)