Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

Degree Granting Department

Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Stephen E. Saddow, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Gokhan Mumcu, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jing Wang, Ph.D.


power combiners, repeaters, Wilkinson Divider, Wireless Communications, isolation losses


In the field of RF/Microwave Engineering, the Wilkinson Power divider is a passive device frequently used for splitting or combining signals. The power fed to the input port is equally or unequally split between N output ports and delivers better performance by achieving isolation between the output ports while matching all the ports. The design comprises simple transmission lines and provides power divider characteristics with the help of quarter wavelength transmission lines with different topologies.

This thesis describes the design and fabrication of lumped and N way power splitter working at an operating frequency of 2.4 GHz. These circuits are designed with Advanced Design System Software (ADS) by adopting novel Wilkinson’s Power Splitter/ combiner design and are fabricated using microstrip fabrication techniques. The objective of this thesis it to design a 2-way power divider with different topologies and thoroughly compare the microstrip layout impact on isolation and return losses.