- Volume 13 Issue 6
A simple and efficient analysis method of the suspended stripline using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is presented. New FDTD equations are derived using the contour path FDTD concept for the Yee cell which contains a dielectric sheet. The characteristic impedance and the effective dielectric constant of the suspended stripline are calculated using our proposed FDTD method. Using the calculated results, a 5-element lowpass filter is designed and fabricated. Our proposed FDTD method is validated by the measured data of the fabricated lowpass filter.
FDTD Method;Suspended Stripline;Lowpass Filter
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- IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters v.8 no.10 An Equivalent Circuit Approach for Microstrip Component Analysis Using the FDTD Method L. L. Liou;M. Mah;J. Cook
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