New Folded Configuration of Rectangular Waveguide Filters with Asymmetrical Transmission Zeros

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CONGRESO New Folded Configuration of Rectangular Waveguide Filters with Asymmetrical Transmission Zeros

Abstract

This paper presents a novel filter topology for the implementation of asymmetric responses with transmission zeros (TZs) in rectangular waveguide technology. It is based on a compact folded E-plane arrangement where adjacent resonators are capacitively coupled through rectangular slots, and non-adjacent resonators are coupled through simple inductive windows. The new folded configuration allows the introduction of transmission zeros above the passband, which can be easily controlled. High order filters can be designed by cascading an arbitrary number of resonators in a folded layout. Components based on this novel configuration are amenable to simple manufacturing processes and can be used in high-power environments. A triplexer containing filters implemented with the proposed topology has been designed. Measurements of a manufactured prototype are included to validate the use of this topology in practical applications.