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Title: Localized electrical fine tuning of passive microwave and radio frequency devices

Abstract

A method and apparatus for the localized electrical fine tuning of passive multiple element microwave or RF devices in which a nonlinear dielectric material is deposited onto predetermined areas of a substrate containing the device. An appropriate electrically conductive material is deposited over predetermined areas of the nonlinear dielectric and the signal line of the device for providing electrical contact with the nonlinear dielectric. Individual, adjustable bias voltages are applied to the electrically conductive material allowing localized electrical fine tuning of the devices. The method of the present invention can be applied to manufactured devices, or can be incorporated into the design of the devices so that it is applied at the time the devices are manufactured. The invention can be configured to provide localized fine tuning for devices including but not limited to coplanar waveguides, slotline devices, stripline devices, and microstrip devices.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
873665
Patent Number(s):
6216020
Application Number:
09/163734
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
localized; electrical; fine; tuning; passive; microwave; radio; frequency; devices; method; apparatus; multiple; element; rf; nonlinear; dielectric; material; deposited; predetermined; substrate; containing; device; appropriate; electrically; conductive; signal; line; providing; contact; individual; adjustable; bias; voltages; applied; allowing; manufactured; incorporated; design; time; configured; provide; including; limited; coplanar; waveguides; slotline; stripline; microstrip; fine tuning; radio frequency; electrical contact; conductive material; electrically conductive; bias voltage; dielectric material; devices including; providing electrical; localized electrical; multiple element; substrate containing; signal line; electrical fine; rf device; substrate contain; /505/333/

Citation Formats

Findikoglu, Alp T. Localized electrical fine tuning of passive microwave and radio frequency devices. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Findikoglu, Alp T. Localized electrical fine tuning of passive microwave and radio frequency devices. United States.
Findikoglu, Alp T. Tue . "Localized electrical fine tuning of passive microwave and radio frequency devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873665.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for the localized electrical fine tuning of passive multiple element microwave or RF devices in which a nonlinear dielectric material is deposited onto predetermined areas of a substrate containing the device. An appropriate electrically conductive material is deposited over predetermined areas of the nonlinear dielectric and the signal line of the device for providing electrical contact with the nonlinear dielectric. Individual, adjustable bias voltages are applied to the electrically conductive material allowing localized electrical fine tuning of the devices. The method of the present invention can be applied to manufactured devices, or can be incorporated into the design of the devices so that it is applied at the time the devices are manufactured. The invention can be configured to provide localized fine tuning for devices including but not limited to coplanar waveguides, slotline devices, stripline devices, and microstrip devices.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {4}
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