RF MEMS Matrices have been implemented within an ESA-ESTEC supported consortium to release the feasibility of sub-elements useful for more complicated structures involving several switches, to be implemented for satellite communications. At this stage, 2 x 2 Matrices have been developed, by using series ohmic switches for I/O interconnections and shunt capacitive switches to improve the isolation response. The realised configurations have been tested in the frequency range (0.045 – 40) GHz. Insertion Losses as low as -1.5 dB and Return Losses around -40 dB have been measured at 20 GHz for the 90 degrees path.

RF MEMS Matrices for Space Applications

Giacomozzi, Flavio;Margesin, Benno;Mulloni, Viviana;
2007

Abstract

RF MEMS Matrices have been implemented within an ESA-ESTEC supported consortium to release the feasibility of sub-elements useful for more complicated structures involving several switches, to be implemented for satellite communications. At this stage, 2 x 2 Matrices have been developed, by using series ohmic switches for I/O interconnections and shunt capacitive switches to improve the isolation response. The realised configurations have been tested in the frequency range (0.045 – 40) GHz. Insertion Losses as low as -1.5 dB and Return Losses around -40 dB have been measured at 20 GHz for the 90 degrees path.
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