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Dispersion characteristics of printed circuit transmission lines such as finlines, shielded microstrips, slotlines, suspended striplines, coupled slotlines, and coupled striplines computed by the transverse modal analysis were reported in a previous paper. Application of the transverse modal analysis to compute the characteristic impedances of these printed circuit transmission lines is illustrated in this paper. Favorable comparison with various published data demonstrates the outstanding accuracy achieved by this technique. Combining the characteristic impedance computation with the dispersion results, the transverse modal analysis can be employed for solving various problems in printed circuit transmission lines.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:34 , Issue: 11 )
Date of Publication: Nov 1986