Metal-models for hairpin-resonator-filters

Matthias Caenepeel, Yves Rolain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingMeeting abstract (Book)


The design of RF/microwave systems often requires masive electromagnetic (EM-) optimization. This optimization is very time consuming, since it uses EM-simulators intensively. Another drawback of optimization-based-design is that it does not provide any insight in the designed system. To overcome these drawbacks, we propose the use of "meta-models" to model the different building blocks that are used in the design of RF/microwave systems. Such a model allows to model the frequency behavior of the systems as a function of the parameters that we can vary during the design. A good example of the utility of meta-models is the design of narrow-banded band-pass filters for RF/microwave applications. To illustrate the concept, we will use our "meta-modeling-approach" to design a specific type of filters, namely a hairpin-resonator-filter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVUB PhD Research Day, May 31st, 2013
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013


  • RF/microwave systems
  • design


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