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Title: Analytical techniques for modelling the laminated waveguide
Author: Stamatopoulos, Ioannis D.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3477 0773
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2003
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This thesis is focused on a study on the dispersion formulation of the recently appeared ''laminated waveguide". In this framework a new method for the analysis of a wide variety of microwave components like posts, circular junctions or corners in rectangular waveguides is developed. This method can be used to model the posts in the laminated waveguide geometry and this was the main motivation of the present work. The method gives the impedance or admittance matrix of the microwave component by applying discrimination between the localised and accessible modes on the indirect mode matching (IMM) formulation. In all cases the method proved to be fast, very accurate and easy to implement. The application of the IMM technique to the dispersion formulation of the laminated waveguide is undertaken by implementing the Transverse Resonance Method. It is the first time that effort is paid, so that every possible polarisation of both bounded and unbounded modes is considered. In the process a new analytic solution is given for the modelling of the transverse bifurcation. Its significance relies on the the fact that the method of moments is not to be used in the analysis and thus its overall speed is increased. The total procedure is expected to be straightforward and flexible.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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