Accession Number:

ADA621773

Title:

Multi-Mode Analysis of Dual Ridged Waveguide Systems for Material Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-17

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

In this dissertation, two nondestructive dual ridged waveguide DRWG material characterization systems are investigated. The single and clamped DRWG probe geometries were analyzed in previous work however, that research only incorporated the dominant DRWG mode. Here, that restriction is removed and the existence of evanescent higher- order modes is considered. Theoretical analysis of the single and clamped DRWG probes is presented and discussed. The approach taken here is similar to that presented in previous research Loves equivalence theorem is used to remove the DRWG apertures which are replaced with equivalent magnetic currents radiating in the presence of the background parallel-plate waveguide structure. Enforcing the continuity of the tangential magnetic fields in the DRWG and parallel- plate regions yields a system of coupled magnetic field integral equations MFIEs. This coupled MFIE system is solved using the Method of Moments MoM where the tangential electric and magnetic fields in the DRWG are used as expansion and testing functions, respectively. Inversion of the resulting MoM impedance matrix produces theoretical expressions for the reflection and transmission coefficients which are numerically inverted via nonlinear least squares to yield estimates of the permittivity and permeability of the material under test. While the steps taken in the theoretical development are similar to previous work, the addition of higher-order modes into the analysis substantially complicates the derivation and is a significant extension of the existing dominant-mode-only literature. Lastly, simulation results of the two structures are presented. A comparison of the dominant-mode only reflection and transmission coefficients with the higher-order mode coeffi cients is provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE