Stability and bifurcation analysis of multi-element non-foster networks

Abstract: A stability and bifurcation analysis of multi-element non-Foster networks is presented, illustrated through its application to non-Foster transmission lines. These are obtained by periodically loading a passive transmission line with negative capacitors, implemented with negative-impedance converters (NICs). The methodology takes advantage of the possibility to perform a stability analysis per subintervals of the perturbation frequency. This will allow an independent analytical study of the low-frequency instability, from which simple mathematical criteria will be derived to prevent bias-network instabilities at the design stage. Then, a general numerical method, based on a combination of the Nyquist criterion with a pole-zero identification of the individual NIC, will be presented, which will enable the detection of both low- and high-frequency instabilities. A bifurcation analysis of the multi-element non-Foster structure will also be carried out, deriving the bifurcation condition from a matrix-form formulation of the multi-element structure. The judicious choice of the observation ports will enable a direct calculation of all the coexisting bifurcation loci, with no need for continuation procedures. These bifurcation loci will provide useful insight into the global-stability properties of the whole NIC-loaded structure.

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 Autoría: Suarez A., Ramirez F.,

 Fuente: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2018, 66(4), 1817-1830

Editorial: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

 Fecha de publicación: 01/04/2018

Nº de páginas: 15

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2018.2793893

ISSN: 0018-9480,1557-9670

Proyecto español: TEC2014-60283-C3-1-R ; TEC2017-88242-C3-1-R

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2018.2793893