Behaviour of multiple elliptical waveguides opening into a ground plane

T. S. Bird*

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Radiation from elliptical waveguides terminating in a ground plane is analysed using a Green's function approach. In the waveguides the field is expressed as a sum of the TEcmn, TMcmn, TEsmn and TMsmn elliptical waveguide modes, and expressions for the mutual admittances of modes excited at the apertures are obtained. From these expressions the mode reflection and conversion coefficients are determined. Of the techniques available for calculating the mutual admittances, the transform representation and direct integration approaches are used, with the latter preferred for detailed calculations. Results obtained for elliptical waveguides are compared with corresponding results for rectangular waveguides in a ground plane. Within limits, the less computationally intense rectangular waveguide solution can be a useful first approximation to the elliptical waveguide solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Proceedings H: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes


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