Analytical Solutions to Characteristic Impedance and Losses of Inverted Microstrip Gap Waveguide Based on Variational Method
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
This paper initially introduces analytical solutions to newly invented inverted microstrip gap waveguide (IMGW). By applying the classical variational method the characteristic impedance, dielectric loss, and conductor loss of the IMGW are obtained. The calculated characteristic impedance and losses of IMGWs with the present analytical method have been verified by commercial software CST. Furthermore, we have theoretically proved that the total loss of electromagnetic energy in the IMGW is much lower than that of covered microstrip line in millimeter waves (mmWs). Thereby, the IMGW has big advantages over covered microstrip lines for high-gain, high-efficiency array antennas in mmWs.
inverted microstrip gap waveguide (IMGW)
dielectric loss and conductor loss