FDTD study of dispersion characteristics of leaky modes in microstrip leaky wave antennas

E. Semouchnkina, G. Semouchkin, W. Cao, R. Mittra

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The use of the FDTD modeling of microstrip leaky wave antennas (MLWA) to study the dispersion characteristics of leaky modes propagating along the radiating microstrip lines is shown. In particular, modeling the antennas with an open end provides an opportunity to investigate standing waves, determine their wavelength, and obtain the propagation (phase) constant of the leaky mode. Modeling the antennas with PML termination allows to visualize the leakage and to determine the attenuation constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-489
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - Aug 5 2002
Event2002 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 21 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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