ATTENUATION AND POWER-HANDLING CAPABILITY OF T-SEPTUM WAVEGUIDES.
The attenuation characteristics and power-handling capabilities of single T-septum waveguides are presented. The analysis is based on numerical solutions using the Ritz-Galerkin technique. The analysis was verified by applying it to the known results for the ridged waveguide, which is treated as a special case of the T-septum guide. A good agreement has been achieved compared with the results from S. Hopfer. It is found that the single T-septum guide can handle less power, but has lower attenuation than the single-ridged guide with identical gap parameters. Equations and charts are presented to facilitate the design of T-septum waveguides.