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Configurable microwave structures for software defined (and cognitive) radio front ends

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS), Guzelyurt
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages91 - 97
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781424472413
StatePublished - Aug 2010
EventMediterranean Microwave Symposium - Guzelyurt, Turkey


ConferenceMediterranean Microwave Symposium
Period1/08/10 → …


Both Software Defined Radio and Cognitive Radio require a flexible transceiver front end. This paper introduces solutions to two important features of such a device; the antenna and the filter. These are both microwave resonant structures and so share design trade-offs and restrictions; in this application they must both offer some degree of tunability or wideband performance. MEMS technology is proposed as the enabler for reconfigurability in the distributed microwave structures. This technology overcomes the shortcomings of both large-scale mechanical devices and semiconductor-based solutions.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from - PA Warr, GS Hilton; paper 'Configurable microwave structures for software defined (and cognitive) radio front ends'; Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS)2010; August 2010. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • frequency-tuning, bandwidth-tuning, filters, software-defined radio, antennas


Mediterranean Microwave Symposium

Duration1 Aug 2010 → …

Event: Conference

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