Discontinuous-Taper Directional Coupler,.
Patent, Filed 26 May 83, patented 12 Apr 88.,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A stripline coupler exhibiting higher coupling coefficients and improved scattering properties in the plus 10 Ghz range, utilizes a section of discrete areal dimension in each of two tapered striplines, such that said sections form a discontinuity in the taper, in conjunction with perforations of the bilateral ground planes coincident with each section. The dielectric separating each stripline from the ground plane is modified in the region of the perforations to reduce the dielectric constant in the region. Patents. JHD
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