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This letter describes a miniaturized bandstop frequency-selective structure (FSS) based on the stepped-impedance resonator (SIR). The FSS consists of a two-dimensional periodic array of vertical microstrip SIRs for thickness reduction. A shunt capacitor connecting the SIR center and ground is employed to widen the operating bandwidth and to improve the quasi-elliptic filtering response. It is shown that more than 40% thickness reduction of the FSS can be realized by choosing a small impedance ratio of the SIR, and a steep quasi-elliptic bandstop filtering performance is achieved by adjusting the value of the shunt capacitor. As an example, a prototype of the proposed FSS is designed, fabricated, and tested. The good agreement between simulated and measured results verifies the design concept of the miniaturized FSS.
Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE (Volume:11 )
Date of Publication: 2012