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4th Annual Seminar on Passive RF and Microwave Components


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The 4th annual seminar on Passive RF and Microwave components.

Date and Time

18 March 2013 - 13:00-17:00


Birmingham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the RF & Microwave Engineering TPN.

About this event

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) RF and Microwave Technology Network will be hosting a one-day seminar reviewing the latest developments in passive RF and microwave component engineering and technology.  

Summary papers have been invited from areas relating to passive RF and microwave circuit components, and this year we are proud to present six presentations and closing with a Panel Session.

Past seminars

These events are part of a programme of information dissemination that is offered by this network.

Details of the past three seminars are available on the RF and Microwave Network MyCommunity web resources.

About the network

The RF and Microwave Technology network of the IET has been set up specifically to meet the needs of existing and future professionals working with RF and microwave technology. 

This seminar is part of a series of events, organised by this network, that take place annually.  

More information on these events can be obtained from the Community Relationship Manager, David Houssein (, or by visiting the network web-site, at:


1:00 PM to 1:30 PMCoffee & registration
1:30 PM to 1:35 PMWelcome and introductions
1:35 PM to 2:50 PMSession I
Chair – Nick Ridler, NPL
 Development of 60 GHz Phased Antenna Arrays Using Liquid Crystal Phase-shifters
Prafulla Deo1, Dariush Mirshekar-Syahkal1, Lawrence Seddon2, Sally E. Day2 and F. Aníbal Fernández2
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex
2 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London
 Patch Antenna with Integrated Bandpass Filter
Xiaobang Shang and Michael J. Lancaster
School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham
 Planar Gunn Diode and Resonators
Mohamed Ismaeel Maricar1, James Glover1, Gwynne Evans1, Ata-ul-Khalid2, Vasileious Papageorgiou2, David Cumming2 and Chris Oxley1  
1 De Montfort University, 2 University of Glasgow
2:50 PM to 3:10 PMCoffee Break
3:10 PM to 4:40 PMSession II
Chair – Chris Mann, ThruVision Ltd
 High Order Micro-strip Filters to Support Signal Generation and Translation
Stuart M. Feeney
SMF Designs Ltd
 Synthesis of a Class of Quadrature Circuits Based on Coupled-Resonators
Vittorio Tornielli di Crestvolant and Michael J. Lancaster
School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham
 A New Power Combiner Using Aperture Coupling Technique for Push-pull Class B Power Amplifier
F Zubir1,2 and P Gardner1
1 School of Electronics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham
2 Department of Communication Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Panel Session

Topic areas for future IET short seminars on RF and microwave technology

4:40 PMSeminar close

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The '12th meeting of the Millimetre-wave Users Group' will be taking place at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 19 March 2013.

This meeting will be free to attend.

More details are now available at NPL Millimetre-Wave Users Group or contact Nick Ridler

Registration information

Please register online to attend this seminar.


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