Accession Number:

AD0260246

Title:

RIDGE WAVEGUIDE DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An approximate determination of the dominant-mode fields in ridge waveguides at all frequencies was made. Evaluations of the fields along the walls of a commercially standard single-ridge guide having a usable frequency range from 3.75 to 15.0 gc, and a commercially standard doubleridge guide having a usable frequency range from 4.7 to 11.0 gc were carried out, and graphs drawn so that the results could be applied in practical situations. Using Bethes smallaperture theory, design formulas were developed for simple cross-guide directional couplers in both single- and double-ridge guide. These formulas and the field-graphs were used to design and construct two cross-guide couplers. Design formulas were developed for multi-hole, broadwall coupled ridge-waveguide directional couplers. The coupling for the single-ridge broad-wall coupler ranged between about 22 and 29 db over the 3.75 to 15.0 gc band. The coupling for the double-ridge broad-wall coupler was between 26 and 33 db over the 4.7 to 11.0 gc range. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE