Both Software Defined Radio and Cognitive Radio require a flexible transceiver front end. This paper introduces solutions to two important features of such a device; the antenna and the filter. These are both microwave resonant structures and so share design trade-offs and restrictions; in this application they must both offer some degree of tunability or wideband performance. MEMS technology is proposed as the enabler for reconfigurability in the distributed microwave structures. This technology overcomes the shortcomings of both large-scale mechanical devices and semiconductor-based solutions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Configurable microwave structures for software defined (and cognitive) radio front ends|
|Title of host publication||2010 Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), Guzelyurt|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||91 - 97|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2010|
|Event||Mediterranean Microwave Symposium - Guzelyurt, Turkey|
Duration: 1 Aug 2010 → …
|Conference||Mediterranean Microwave Symposium|
|Period||1/08/10 → …|
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