Fully printed tunable phase shifter for L/S-band phased array application

@article{Nikfalazar2014FullyPT,
  title={Fully printed tunable phase shifter for L/S-band phased array application},
  author={Mohammad Nikfalazar and Christian Kohler and Andreas Friederich and Mohsen Sazegar and Yuliang Zheng and Alex Wiens and Joachim R. Binder and Rolf Jakoby},
  journal={2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014)},
  year={2014},
  pages={1-4}
}
In this paper, a novel fully printed method is presented for fabrication of phase shifter devices, aiming for phased array applications. This technology offers a simple and low cost way compared to other available technologies. The proposed phase shifter contains tunable ferroelectric varactors in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) configuration, which are fully printed on top of a carrier substrate. The printed phase shifter exhibits a figure of merit (FoM) of 70°/dB at 1.72GHz and shows a high… CONTINUE READING

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