June 22, 2024
Abbas Rezaei

Abbas Rezaei

Academic rank: Assistant professor
Education: Ph.D in Electrical engineering
Phone: 083-38305001
Faculty: Faculty ofٍٍ Electrical Engineering


Design and fabrication of a high-performance microstrip multiplexer using computational intelligence for multi-band RF wireless communications systems
Type Article
Artificial neural network, Multi-layer perceptron, Microstrip, Multiplexer, Measurement
Researchers Salah I. Yahya، Abbas Rezaei، Leila Nouri


In this paper, a mathematical model based on artificial neural network (ANN) is used to design, fabricate and measure a quad-channel microstrip multiplexer. Multi-layer perceptron (MLP) neural network trained with back-propagation algorithm is adopted to model a new microstrip bandpass filter (BPF) based on a novel stub-loaded open-loop resonator. Then, a design process is proposed to obtain four BPFs. Finally, using the obtained BPFs a high-performance microstrip multiplexer is designed. The designed multiplexer has the smallest size and the best insertion and return losses in comparison with the previous multiplexers. It operates at 2.2 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 4 GHz, which are appropriate for multi-band RF wireless communications systems. To validate the ANN model and the simulation results, the proposed quad-channel microstrip multiplexer is fabricated and measured where a good agreement is achieved.