Design and Implementation of High Directivity Directional Coupler at VHF Band Using Grounding Composed of Strip Lines Technics

Authors

  • Atef Merghani Abdallah Abdalmagd Atyaf Industrial Complex

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54388/jkues.v1i2.38

Keywords:

directional coupler; high directivity; high power amplifier; solid-state power amplifier; vector network analyzer.

Abstract

This paper proposes a design of high directivity directional coupler (D.C) based on grounding composed of strip lines for high power Radar transmitter at Very High Frequency (VHF), (150 – 200 MHz). The directional coupler is used to check and verify the transmitter output high power, frequency, and reflected signal from an antenna connected with the Radar transmitter. The performance requirements of directional couplers are a strong coupling to reduce the effect on the transmitted output power and high directivity to suppress the interference of the reflected signal from the antenna. So far, various architectures have been proposed to gain high directivity, and there have been many studies used to obtain a strong coupling and higher directivity. However, the conventional architecture of the directional coupler has a directivity of only about 20 dB, and there have been difficulties to achieve the higher directivity of more than 20 dB. In this paper, the proposed architecture of directional coupler based on grounding composed of strip lines is discussed and compares the test results of the proposed directional coupler with the conventional one. The high directivity directional coupler is designed using a computer-aided design Simulation program; Advance Design System (ADS 2016), using Rogers 4003 substrate. The directional coupler was fabricated on printed circuit board (PCB) technology and measured using a vector network analyzer (VNA). The results show that the proposed directional coupler has directivity between -25 to -24 dB inside the working bandwidth and is adequate for a high-power radar transmitter.

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Published

2021-12-21

How to Cite

Abdallah Abdalmagd, A. M. (2021). Design and Implementation of High Directivity Directional Coupler at VHF Band Using Grounding Composed of Strip Lines Technics. Journal of Karary University for Engineering and Science, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.54388/jkues.v1i2.38