This paper aims to present the design of a novel triangular-shaped wideband microstrip bandpass filter implemented on a low-cost substrate with a notched band for interference rejection.
The conventional dual-stub filter is embedded with simple fractal-based triangular-circular geometries through various iterations to reject wireless local area network (WLAN) signals with a notched band at 5.8 GHz.
The filter covers a wide frequency band from 3.1 to 8.8 GHz and has a fractional bandwidth of 98 per cent with the lower passband of 57.5 per cent and upper passband of 31.6 per cent separated by a notched band at 5.8 GHz. The proposed wideband prototype bandpass filter is fabricated in FR-4 substrate using PCB technology and the simulation results are validated with measurement results which include insertion loss, return loss and group delay. The fabricated filter has a sharp rejection of 28.3 dB at 5.8 GHz. Measured results show good agreement with simulated responses. The performance of the fractal-based wideband filter is compared with other wideband bandpass filters.
In the proposed work, a fractal-based wideband bandpass filter with a notched band is reported. The conventional dual-stub filter is deployed with triangular-circular geometry to design a wideband filter with a notched band to suppress interference signals at WLAN frequency. The proposed wideband filter exhibits smaller size and better interference rejection compared to other wideband bandpass filter designs implemented on low-cost substrate reported in the literature. The aforementioned wideband filter finds application in wideband wireless communication systems.
S., K. and S., S. (2019), "Fractal-based triangular bandpass filter with a notched band for interference rejection in wideband applications", Circuit World, Vol. 45 No. 3, pp. 141-147. https://doi.org/10.1108/CW-06-2018-0045
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