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Hybrid-mode analysis of a broadside-coupled microstrip line

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1 Author(s)
Kawano, K. ; Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation, Musashino Electrical Communication Laboratory, Musashino, Japan

The purpose of the paper is to present a hybrid-mode analysis for obtaining dispersion characteristics of a broadside-coupled microstrip line. A characteristic equation for a propagation constant is derived via Galerkin's method in the Fourier-transform domain. It is shown that the dependence of the solution on the basis functions is small. Computed effective dielectric constants in the low-frequency region agree well with other investigators' numerical results, which are based upon the quasi-TEM method. Finally, dispersion characteristics, which are important in practical design, are demonstrated.

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Microwaves, Optics and Antennas, IEE Proceedings H  (Volume:131 ,  Issue: 1 )