Journal Article

Equations and curves giving cutoff frequency and impedance are presented for rectangular waveguides having a T-septum on one or both sides. It is shown that the T-septum waveguide has a lower cutoff frequency and wider bandwidth than a ridged waveguide of the same gap parameters. The impedance characteristic is shown to be almost the same as that of the ridged guide. Equations and charts are presented to facilitate the design of T-septum waveguides. Experimental measurements show a good agreement with the theoretical predictions. The theoretical results are obtained by the formulation of an integral eigenvalue equation which is subsequently solved numerically by application of the Ritz-Galerkin method. The eigenvalue spectrum is also discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, Y; Joines, WT

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

  • Ieee Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

Volume / Issue

  • MTT-35 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 769 - 775