Superconducting Multiplexer Filter Bank for a Frequency-Selective Power Limiter
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This work proposes a superconducting multiplexer filter bank configuration to be used as a frequency-selective power limiter. The proposed configuration limits narrowband high-power signals within a single frequency band without degrading the signal performance in the rest of the frequency bands. To accomplish this, we need to calculate the limiting power of superconducting filters implemented by means of half-wavelength transmission line resonators. The limiting power is obtained as a function of the resonator geometry, filter bandwidth, and filter order. Practical issues occurring in superconducting filters operating at high power, such as the reduction of the quality factors and de-tuning, are also analyzed and shown to not adversely affect the overall multiplexer power limiter performance.
CitationPadilla, A., Mateu, J., Orloff, N., O'callaghan, J., Collado, J., Booth, J., Rocas, E. Superconducting Multiplexer Filter Bank for a Frequency-Selective Power Limiter. "IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity", Juny 2011, vol. 21, núm. 3, p. 542-546.