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5 - Microwave Liquid Crystal Technology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 May 2022

Philippe Ferrari
Affiliation:
Université de Grenoble
Rolf Jakoby
Affiliation:
Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany
Onur Hamza Karabey
Affiliation:
ALCAN Systems GmbH, Germany
Gustavo P. Rehder
Affiliation:
Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo
Holger Maune
Affiliation:
Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany
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Summary

The chapter introduces the Microwave Liquid Crystal Technology which features unique properties for reconfigurable systems for mm-wave communications. After an intrioduction of the material's properties, different implementations of components and systems are compared and discussed such as phase shifters, tunable filters and steerable antenna systems. These LC-based components are implemented for wide frequency range from about 10 GHz up to THz. Characterization, modelling and simulation are key for the design of such components,. Therefore, suited methodology is presented. Additionally, an literature review on available realizations and technologies is given.

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