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Frequency-agile frequency-selective variable attenuator

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NRL

A method of tuning the stopband attenuation of an absorptive bandstop filter having at least a first and second resonator, where the first resonator includes a first tuning element that exhibits a first resonant frequency, the second resonator includes a second tuning element that exhibits a second resonant frequency, and the tuning elements are used to adjust the corresponding resonant frequencies, includes 1) adjusting the first resonant frequency using the first tuning element; and 2) adjusting the second resonant frequency using the second tuning element, such that both resonant frequencies are coordinated to obtain a selected stopband attenuation level and to thus realize a frequency-selective variable attenuator.

Inventors: 
Jachowski, Douglas R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Communications
FIle Date: 
2010-06-09
Grant Date: 
2012-11-06
Grant time: 
881 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY