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Design of Rf Mems Based Switch Matrix for Space Applications : Volume 11, Issue 11 (04/07/2013)

By Di Nardo, S.

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Title: Design of Rf Mems Based Switch Matrix for Space Applications : Volume 11, Issue 11 (04/07/2013)  
Author: Di Nardo, S.
Volume: Vol. 11, Issue 11
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Radio
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

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Marcelli, R., Farinelli, P., Kim, T., Paola, E., Margesin, B., Pochesci, D.,...Vietzorreck, L. (2013). Design of Rf Mems Based Switch Matrix for Space Applications : Volume 11, Issue 11 (04/07/2013). Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Description: ThalesAlenia Space, L'Aquila, Italy. RF MEMS based switch matrices have several advantages compared to the mechanical or solid-state switch based ones for space applications. They are compact, light and less lossy with a high linearity up to high frequency. In this work, a 12 × 12 switch matrix with RF MEMS and LTCC technologies is presented based on the planar Beneš network. The simulated performance of the 12 × 12 switch matrix is below −12 dB IL (Insertion Loss) up to C band and −15 dB RL (Return Loss) up to Ku band. Moreover, it has a good isolation better than −50 dB. A 4 × 4 switch matrix with the same design process and technologies is fabricated and measured to verify the 12 × 12 switch matrix design process. The measured performance agrees very well to the simulations.

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Design of RF MEMS based switch matrix for space applications

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