Novel 8-Port Network
Authors: Eng. W. M. ALSAMKARI (1*), Prof. ADNAN. M. AFFANDI (2)
Bachelor of Electronics and Communications, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (1*)
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (2)
The proposed 8-port network which consists of 4-coupler combined in unique way to produce 8-port network. This network with the proper terminations will find many applications in microwave and millimeter wave networks.
This proposed 8-port network (with the proper termination) can be used as power combiner divider, six-port reflect meter in order to measure both the amplitude and the phase of the network under test.
The proposed 8-port also can be used as phase comparator in a monopulse radar system for determining both the azimuth and the elevation of the target (K. Chang, et al, 1987). In addition, the circuit can be utilized as a 4-way power combiner/divider with the sub-arms isolated from one another.
Generally, this 8-port network enjoys a compact structure which contains slots in sections the ground plane and between the coupled lines in order to improve the performance of this networks.
Also this circuit can be utilized with proper termination as a network synthesize (G. Matthaei, et al, 1980).
In the theoretical analysis of the proposed 8-port network, unique signal flow has been developed for this proposed. The purpose of the 8-port has been fabricated on Roger substrate of dielectric constant (ɛṛ = 3.38) and (thickness of the substrate is =0.2).
Novel, 8-Port Network