This paper demonstrates that it is possible to find an ideal filter response (Chebyshev, Butterworth,..) considering the antenna as the last resonator of a filter under certain circumstances related with the antenna performance and the bandwidth of the filtenna device. If these circumstances are not accomplished, we can achieve excellent performance as well, by means of an iterative process the goal of which is defined by either a filter mask or a classical filter function itself. The methodology is based on the conventional coupling matrix technique for filter design and has been validated by fabricating a microstrip prototype using hairpin resonators and a rectangular patch antenna.
CitacióHueltes, A. [et al.]. Filtenna integration achieving ideal chebyshev return losses. "Radioengineering", 01 Abril 2014, vol. 23, núm. 1, p. 362-368.