Analysis and Design of Rectangular Waveguide-to-microstrip e-Probe Transitions
This thesis introduces broadband waveguide-to-microstrip E-Probe transitions for the X band (8.0 to 12.4 GHz). Advantages of the E-Probe transition are discussed and compared to other existing waveguide-to-microstrip transitions. Basic operation of the waveguide-to-microstrip interface is addressed as well as the design procedure used to optimize each configuration for the best electrical performance. The design of a test fixture to accurately measure the results of a single waveguide-to-microstrip transition is presented. Various E-Probe transition configurations were designed and tested. Experimental data shows the E-Probe transitions are broadband with low insertion loss. Suggestions for future modifications and potential improvements are discussed.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Orlando (Main) Campus
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Dunn, Daniel S., "Analysis and Design of Rectangular Waveguide-to-microstrip e-Probe Transitions" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4134.