Dielectric Phase Shifter (DPS) Using Contact-Less Connector

Hajime IZUMI  Hiroyuki ARAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.10   pp.2982-2986
Publication Date: 2003/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Communication Devices/Circuits
Keyword: 
dielectric phase shifter,  strip conductor,  sliding dielectric substrate,  contact-less connector,  FDTD method,  

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Summary: 
This paper describes a dielectric phase shifter (DPS) using contact-less connector. As the main feature of this structure, an array of difference length strip conductor etched on a dielectric substrate placed on the microstrip patch resonators gives tightly coupling between input and output port. A sliding dielectric substrate provides phase shift for between input and output port. In this paper, the characteristics of DPS are calculated by finite difference time domain (FDTD) method, and are verified by experiments.