Micromachined Ridge Gap Waveguide and Resonator for Millimeter-Wave Applications
Journal article, 2012

The ridge gap waveguide is a fundamentally new high-frequency waveguide. It does not need any electrical contact between the split blocks which gives it an advantage compared to the rectangular waveguide which is the standard today. These waveguides are conventionally fabricated by milling, although above 100 GHz milling is not adequate anymore. MEMS technology on the other hand, can offer high-precision fabrication and thus opens the path for new types of high-frequency components. In this paper both a ridge gap waveguide and a ridge gap resonator have been fabricated for the frequencies 220–325 GHz using MEMS technology. Support packages have been designed to enable device measurements. Simulations show that the reflection coefficient for the ridge gap waveguide is below −15 dB between 240 and 340 GHz. Two resonance peaks were measured at the frequencies 234 GHz and 284 GHz for the ridge gap resonator with unloaded Q-values of 336 and 527 respectively. Both the waveguide and resonator have the potential to obtain similar performances as the rectangular waveguide without strict requirement on electrical contact, allowing simplified fabrication and assembly technique.

Waveguide

High-frequency

GHz

Resonator

MEMS

RF

Author

Sofia Rahiminejad

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Ashraf Uz Zaman

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Elena Pucci

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Syed Hasan Raza Zaidi

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Vessen Vassilev

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

S. Haasl

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Per Lundgren

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical

0924-4247 (ISSN)

Vol. 186 Special Issue: SI 264-269

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Transport

Production

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Infrastructure

Nanofabrication Laboratory

DOI

10.1016/j.sna.2012.02.036

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