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MEMS for high-frequency applications
Author(s): Jung-Chih Chiao
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we reviewed some of the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) research efforts for high frequency applications. The efforts can generally be divided into two areas: planar reconfigurable transceivers and phased arrays using MEMS devices. For the planar transceivers, the interest is in demonstration of RF MEMS devices with a focus on integration issues including architectures and fabrication. Our goal is to establish building blocks for compact, smart transceivers that have beam forming and tuning functionality. For phased-array applications, system architectures were demonstrated for quasi-optical systems and phased arrays. The purpose is to demonstrate beam forming and steering functionality using MEMS devices instead of expensive phase shifters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4334, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (16 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436599
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Jung-Chih Chiao, Chorum Technologies and Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4334:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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