Stepped impedance microstrip couplers with improved directivity

@article{Muller2009SteppedIM,
  title={Stepped impedance microstrip couplers with improved directivity},
  author={Johannes Muller and Christian Friesicke and Arne F. Jacob},
  journal={2009 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest},
  year={2009},
  pages={621-624}
}
This paper presents the design of microstrip couplers with improved directivity. In order to compensate for the unequal phase velocities of even- and odd-mode in inhomogeneous media, the coupler is subdivided into multiple sections. It is shown that by properly choosing the lengths, the impedances, and the coupling coefficients of the corresponding sections, the coupler's directivity can be optimized. The design procedures can easily be applied using commercially available simulation software… CONTINUE READING
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