Functional post-wall waveguides and waveguide based compact passive circuits-namely bandpass filters-that are formed by introducing additional metallic or dielectric posts inside the post-wall waveguide are analyzed. Scattering parameters (S-parameters) of the waveguide-based bandpass filters are calculated using the method of images combined with the lattice sums technique. The developed formulation is numerically very fast, hence it can be considered as one of the best-suited approaches for the analysis of multiple scattering in post-wall waveguides and for numerical structural optimization. A breeder genetic algorithm is employed as a global search heuristic in order to track down the optimal geometrical parameters for the introduced posts yielding a bandpass filter characteristic in the desired frequency bands. Comparison with other references validates the correctness and utility of our formalism. Different configurations for the specifications of post-wall waveguide-based bandpass filters are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering