Scattering at a junction of two waveguides with different surface impedances
Abstract
A junction of two cylindrical waveguides is considered, and the scattering matrix when a single mode is incident in one of the two waveguides is derived. Primary attention is given to the case of two corrugated waveguides with different longitudinal impedances, but the analysis applies also to waveguides with nonzero transverse impedances. It is shown that, under certain general conditions, the infinite set of equations specifying the junction scattering coefficients can be solved exactly by the residuecalculus method. Very simple expressions are then obtained between the scattering coefficients and the propagation constants gamman and gammai of the modes in the two waveguides. These expressions, obtained previously only in special cases, are direct consequences of certain simple relations derived here for the coupling coefficients between the modes of the two waveguides. In those cases in which the scattering coefficients cannot be determined exactly, they are determined approximately by a perturbation analysis.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques
 Pub Date:
 October 1984
 DOI:
 10.1109/TMTT.1984.1132843
 Bibcode:
 1984ITMTT..32.1319D
 Keywords:

 Cylindrical Antennas;
 Electrical Impedance;
 Microwave Coupling;
 Microwave Scattering;
 Scattering Coefficients;
 Waveguides;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Corrugating;
 Hilbert Space;
 Microwave Transmission;
 Propagation Modes;
 S Matrix Theory;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering