A Method for Determination of Equivalent Dielectric Constant of Planar Transmission Lines on Anisotropic Substrates with Dielectric Overlay

Author(s): Plamen I. Dankov
Source: FERMAT, Volume 22, Communication 9, Jul.-Aug., 2017


Abstract: The paper considers the problems of the substrate dielectric anisotropy and determination of so-called equivalent dielectric constant of different planar transmission lines on anisotropic substrates, when they have been covered with dielectric overlays with open or shielded top surfaces. The idea is to investigate the possibilities for a direct measurement of the equivalent dielectric constant of microstrip lines and coplanar waveguides by covering with thick enough dielectric overlays from the same material. A direct method has been proposed for determination of a set of three equivalent parameters of microwave substrates, applicable for more accurate 3D design of microwave planar structures by electromagnetic simulators.

Index Terms: Dielectric substrates, electromagnetic anisotropy, equivalent dielectric constant, planar transmission lines




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A Method for Determination of Equivalent Dielectric Constant of Planar Transmission Lines on Anisotropic Substrates with Dielectric Overlay









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