FREQUENCY RANGE OF LARGE-SCALE TEM MODE RECTANGULAR STRIP LINES.

Journal Article

Much confusion exists regarding the correct criteria for determining the cut-off frequency of the first higher order mode in rectangular strip lines. These criteria are reviewed, and it is shown that the actual frequency range of commercially-available TEM mode transmission lines is considerably less than that advertised by the manufacturers. Valid methods of extending the frequency range of these structures are discussed, and it is concluded that optimum performance is obtained by reverting to a parallel-plane strip line structure.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weil, CM; Joines, WT; Kinn, JB

Published Date

  • 1981

Published In

  • Microwave Journal

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 100