Accession Number:

ADA582492

Title:

Constitutive Parameter Measurement Using Double Ridge Waveguide

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Electromagnetic materials characterization is important in the design of systems that interact with electromagnetic waves. Determining the constitutive parameters of a material is a vast area of research and practice. For this paper, discussion will focus on a destructive method using waveguides in the frequency range of 6-18 GHz. Traditional methods to perform similar measurements include using coaxial cable, stripline, focus beam and rectangular waveguides. This work will use Double Ridged Waveguide DRWG to compare to these other methods and will discuss the attributes and drawbacks of this new approach. The most similar method utilizes rectangular waveguide, so the primary focus will be on comparisons this method with DRWG. The significant advantage to using DRWG is the increase in available measurement bandwidth. The challenges include sample fabrication and increased mathematical difficulty in finding the cutoff frequency for DRWG. These challenges are addressed and measurement results are examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE