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


A high‐performance microstrip bandpass filtering coupler with low‐loss and compact size
Type Article
bandpass filtering, compact, coupler, microstrip, ultra‐wideband
Researchers Abbas Rezaei، Salah I. Yahya، Leila Nouri


In this letter, novel spiral-coupled transmission lines are used to obtain a high-performance microstrip coupler. The advantages of the proposed microstrip coupler are novel structure, filtering frequency response, suppressed harmonics up to second harmonics, transmission poles, low losses, compact size, and good phase balance. The proposed structure is novel and different from the previous coupler designs such as rate-races, rings, and branch-lines types. It is presented for the first time in this work with a very small size and good performance. The size of this coupler is only 82.6 mm2 (0.004 λg2). The common port return loss is 33 dB and the insertion losses at port 2 and port 3 are 2.2 and 2.7 dB, respectively. To prove the accuracy of the design method and simulation results, the proposed coupler is fabricated and measured where the measurement results confirm the simulation results and the proposed design method.