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Micromechanically tunable MSL

Complex effective dielectric permittivity of micromechanically tunable microstrip lines

E. A. Tsyba, Irina P. Golubeva, Victor A. Kazmirenko, Yuriy V. Prokopenko


It is considered an influence of physical-topological parameters of controlled microstrip lines where characteristics modification is achieved by signal electrode movement over the substrate on effective dielectric permittivity and electromagnetic energy loss in the line expressed in form of complex permittivity. There are stated the ways of increase of sensitivity of effective dielectric permittivity modification to signal electrode shift and loss decrease. There are determined ultimate characteristics of tuning and loss. There are represented calculations of transfer factor effective permittivity corresponding to experimental results. These results can be used for development of controlled resonant elements and phase shifters with application of electrically tunable micromovement devices, such as piezo- and electrostrictive actuators or microelectromechanic systems. Due to application of invariant relations of physical-topological parameters represented calculations are suitable for estimation of tuning factors and loss of devices with micromechanical control in a wide range of operating frequency with application of wide range of materials.


microstrip line; micromechanical tuning; effective dielectric permittivity; loss

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