Millimeter-Wave SPST Waveguide Switch Based on Reconfigurable MEMS Surface
2013 (English)In: 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest (IMS), IEEE , 2013, 6697774- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a concept of a waveguide single-pole single-throw (SPST) switch based on a MEMSreconfigurable surface. A set of vertical columns, split into two groups of movable and fixed sections which can be actuated laterally by integrated MEMS comb-drive actuators, allows for the transition between the transmissive and the blocking state. In the totally-blocking state, the vertical columns inhibit the wave propagation by short-circuiting the electrical field lines of the predominant TE10 mode. The paper reports on the integration method for fabricated chips into a WR-12 waveguide by using tailor-made flanges. The RF measurement of fabricated chips show that devices have better than 30 dB isolation in the OFF state and better than 0.65 dB insertion loss in the ON state for 60-70 GHz, which is mainly attributed to the integration into the waveguide and the measurement assembly setup. The actuation voltage is 44 V, and life-time measurements were carried out for 14 hours after which 4.3 million cycles were achieved without any indication on degradation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2013. 6697774- p.
, IEEE - MTTS International Microwave Symposium. Digest, ISSN 0149-645X
Microwave switch, Reconfigurable surface, RF MEMS, Waveguide switch
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-117930DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.2013.6697774ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890438490ISBN: 978-146736176-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-117930DiVA: diva2:603930
The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS); Seattle, WA, USA, 2-7 June 2013
Part of technical session - RF MEMS switches and switched circuits on Jun,05.2013-02-072013-02-072014-09-11Bibliographically approved