The single-layer reduction (SLR) model computes the normalized phase constant (β/β 0), dielectric loss (α d), and conductor loss (α c) for the Schottky contact slow-wave microstrip (SCSSM) line with accuracy about 2.0% for β/β 0 and within 0.01 dB/mm for the total loss (α t = α d + α c) as compared against the experimental results. The SLR model has been further used to analyze the normal and abnormal characteristics of a proposed Schottky contact suspended slow-wave microstrip (SCSSM) line with 22% increase in β/β 0 over the normal SCSM line. The SCSSM line could be useful in the lower range of RF for the development of compact components.
- Schottky contact
- Suspended Schottky contact microstrip line