Theoretical analysis of microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits based on magnetic films
Abstract
The complex resonant frequencies of the open structure of a microstrip antenna consisting of two circular microstrip disks in a three layer stacked configuration have been rigorously calculated as a function of the layered parameters and the ratio of the radii of the two disks. Using a dyadic Green's function formulation for horizontally stratified media and the vector Hankel transform, the mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a set of coupled vector integral equations. A rigorous dyadic Green's function formulation in the spectral domain is used to study the dispersion characteristics of signal strip lines in the presence of metallic crossing strips. A set of coupled vector integral equations for the current distribution on the conductors is derived. Galerkin's method is then applied to derive the matrix eigenvalue equation for the propagation constant. A new method for analyzing frequencydependent transmission line systems with nonlinear terminations is presented. The generalized scattering matrix foundation is used as the foundation for the time domain iteration scheme. Compared to the admittance matrix approach proposed in a previous paper, it has the advantage of shorter impulse response which leads to smaller computer memory requirement and faster computation time. Examples of a microstrip line loaded with nonlinear elements are given to illustrate the efficiency of this method.
 Publication:

Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Report
 Pub Date:
 March 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989mit..reptR....K
 Keywords:

 Integrated Circuits;
 Iteration;
 Magnetic Films;
 Microstrip Antennas;
 Microstrip Transmission Lines;
 Microwave Coupling;
 Microwave Spectra;
 Millimeter Waves;
 Signal Mixing;
 Computer Storage Devices;
 Crossings;
 Dispersing;
 Formulations;
 Frequency Distribution;
 Green'S Functions;
 Independent Variables;
 Integral Equations;
 Magnetic Storage;
 Nonlinear Systems;
 Resonant Frequencies;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering