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An analytical single-layer reduction quasi-static formulation to accurately compute all the line parameters of metal insulator semiconductor (MIS) and Schottky contact multilayer slow-wave microstrip lines is presented. It is valid for a wide range of parameters and its validity is compared with the full-wave spectral domain analysis technique. We also obtain a circuit model, which is able to accurately explain the experimental results, including dispersion at the lower end of the frequency range, for both the MIS and Schottky contact microstrip lines. Useful data to design passive components based on these lines are also presented.
Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, IEE Proceedings (Volume:151 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: 20 Oct. 2004