Combined Field Integral Equation Technique to Model Fine Slots Embedded in Laterally Shielded Multilayered Media

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Golestanirad, L.; Mattes, M.; Mosig, J. (Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics (LEMA), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland)

This paper presents the details of development and computer implementation of the Combined Field Integral Equation (CFIE) technique numerically solved applying Method of Moments to address the problem of simulating fine slots appearing in grounded screens embedded in laterally shielded multilayered media. Narrow slots are encountered extensively in the new generation of ultra wideband microwave filters which use slot-lines as a part of their coupling structure. The mathematical formulation is described comprehensively to allow the reader proceed straightforwardly with the computer implementation. The considerable advantage of using magnetic currents to represent fine slots instead of using the conventional electric currents representing metallic parts is emphasized and the effects of using both current types (electric and magnetic) on the convergence of modal series representing Green’s functions is studied.