A Quasi-Analytical Tool for the Characterization of Transmission Lines at High Frequencies

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Abstract

In this article, we present a freely accessible software tool that allows for fast characterization of dynamic phenomena in a wide variety of transmission lines that include characteristic impedance, effective dielectric constant, and losses, such as radiation into space and surface waves. For printed transmission lines, the radiation effects are of particular importance when the transverse dimensions of the transmission lines become significant in terms of wavelength. Generally, dispersion and losses of the line due to these dynamic phenomena are predicted by full-wave simulations as quasi-static formula do not suffice. The presented software tool, freely downloaded from http://terahertz.tudelft.nl, is capable of accurately analyzing the most widely used transmission lines at high frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-90
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Power transmission lines
  • Software tools
  • Propagation losses
  • Surface waves
  • Dielectric losses
  • Dispersion
  • Coplanar waveguides

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