Microstrip antenna feeding from a parallel-plate dielectric waveguide: Analysis and experiment

G. K.C. Kwan, N. K. Das

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Abstract

The authors use a parallel-plate dielectric waveguide (PPDW) as a substitute for a printed stripline. The PPDW consists of a rectangular dielectric strip embedded between two parallel metallic plates. The PPDW cannot be printed, but can be fabricated with relative ease using an automated machining process for lower microwave frequencies, or using a microelectronic deposition process for better dimensional accuracy for higher-frequency applications. The guiding mode of a PPDW is the fundamental TE/sub 10/ mode, which supports an electric field (equivalently, a voltage) across the parallel plates, and does not itself radiate or leak to the surrounding parallel-plate structure. Further, any parallel-plate radiation from the slot is also expected to be confined and guided by the surrounding PPDW structure due to total reflection from its outer dielectric interfaces. The PPDW is also a lower-loss waveguiding medium, preferred over a stripline for higher-frequency applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2458-2461
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035639X, 9780780356399
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1999Jul 16 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume4

Other

Other1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/11/997/16/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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Kwan, G. K. C., & Das, N. K. (1999). Microstrip antenna feeding from a parallel-plate dielectric waveguide: Analysis and experiment. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (pp. 2458-2461). [789307] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; Vol. 4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1999.789307