Parametric analysis of RF and microwave transmission through single and multiple layers of float glass

S. I. Sohail*, G. I. Kiani, K. P. Esselle

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Energy-Saving Glass (ESG) is used to prevent the penetration of infrared (IR) radiation into buildings and hence to maintain thermal comfort. ESG is made of float glass with metallic-oxide coating over it. Unfortunately RF/microwave signals are attenuated by this coating making communication more difficult. Multi-layer float glass windows provide another solution that can offer thermal comfort inside buildings. This paper presents a parametric study on the transmission of RF/microwave signals through float glass panels. Single, double and tripple glass panels are analyzed and the effects of the dielectric constant, thickness and gap between panels are considered. It is observed that with appropriate selection of parameters high-transmission band can be changed to obtain best transmission at some frequencies while stronger transmission at the lower frequencies (e,g up to 2GHz) or wider passband with larger passband ripples can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2011
Place of PublicationBarton, A.C.T
PublisherEngineers Australia
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780858259744
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011


OtherAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011
CityMelbourne, VIC


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