A Tunable Bandpass-to-Bandstop Reconfigurable Filter With Independent Bandwidths and Tunable Response Shape
ABSTRACT The theory of bandpass-to-bandstop reconfigurable filters is developed in this work, and example filters are demonstrated. Designs are developed that allow for reconfigurable response shape and independent bandwidths in the bandpass and bandstop modes of the filter. These capabilities could potentially be useful in dynamic, open spectrums, concurrent transmit-receive systems, and multimode antenna array applications. The demonstrated filters were fabricated using substrate integrated evanescent-mode cavity resonators. The resonators are tuned using deformation of a copper membrane induced by a piezoelectric actuator. In measurement, a 1.06% 3-dB bandwidth bandpass filter with 2.6-dB passband insertion loss was switched to a 0.82% 3-dB S 11 bandwidth bandstop filter with 45 dB of isolation.