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In this letter, a novel compact ultra-wideband (UWB) microstrip bandpass filter (BPF) with a notched band is presented by using the proposed radial stub loaded resonator (RSLR). The RSLR, on the one hand, is able to control two tunable transmission zeros separately and on the other hand, has the ability to provide a notched band. In addition, the vertical dimension of the UWB BPF can be significantly reduced by using RSLR, as compared with the UWB BPF based on the conventional stub-loaded resonator (SISLR). For validation, two UWB BPFs, one without the notched band and the other with a notched band at 8.0 GHz for rejecting satellite-communication signal, are developed and fabricated. Measured results show two fabricated filters have the merits of low insertion losses, sharp rejections and flat group delays. Moreover, two filters exhibit the simple topologies and compact sizes.
Date of Publication: July 2012