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Model parallel-plate transmission line
The Parallel-Plate Transmission Line block models the parallel-plate transmission line described in the block dialog box in terms of its frequency-dependent S-parameters. A parallel-plate transmission line is shown in cross-section in the following figure. Its physical characteristics include the plate width w and the plate separation d.
The block lets you model the transmission line as a stub or as a stubless line.
If you model a parallel-plate transmission line as a stubless line, the Parallel-Plate Transmission Line block first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the modeling frequencies vector. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters.
The block calculates the ABCD-parameters using the physical length of the transmission line, d, and the complex propagation constant, k, using the following equations:
$$\begin{array}{l}A=\frac{{e}^{kd}+{e}^{-kd}}{2}\\ B=\frac{{Z}_{0}*\left({e}^{kd}-{e}^{-kd}\right)}{2}\\ C=\frac{{e}^{kd}-{e}^{-kd}}{2*{Z}_{0}}\\ D=\frac{{e}^{kd}+{e}^{-kd}}{2}\end{array}$$
Z_{0} and k are vectors whose elements correspond to the elements of f, a vector of modeling frequencies. Both can be expressed in terms of the resistance (R), inductance (L), conductance (G), and capacitance (C) per unit length (meters) as follows:
$$\begin{array}{c}{Z}_{0}=\sqrt{\frac{R+j\omega L}{G+j\omega C}}\\ k={k}_{r}+j{k}_{i}=\sqrt{(R+j\omega L)(G+j\omega C)}\end{array}$$
where
$$\begin{array}{l}R=\frac{2}{w{\sigma}_{cond}{\delta}_{cond}}\\ L=\mu \frac{d}{w}\\ G=\omega {\epsilon}^{\u2033}\frac{w}{d}\\ C=\epsilon \frac{w}{d}\end{array}$$
In these equations:
σ_{cond} is the conductivity in the conductor.
μ is the permeability of the dielectric.
ε is the permittivity of the dielectric.
ε″ is the imaginary part of ε, ε″ = ε_{0}ε_{r}tan δ, where:
ε_{0} is the permittivity of free space.
ε_{r} is the Relative permittivity constant parameter value.
tan δ is the Loss tangent of dielectric parameter value.
δ_{cond} is the skin depth of the conductor, which the block calculates as $$1/\sqrt{\pi f\mu {\sigma}_{cond}}$$.
f is a vector of modeling frequencies determined by the Output Port block.
If you model the transmission line as a shunt or series stub, the Parallel-Plate Transmission Line block first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the vector of modeling frequencies. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters.
When you set the Stub mode parameter in the mask dialog box to Shunt, the two-port network consists of a stub transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown here.
Z_{in} is the input impedance of the shunt circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the shunt stub are calculated as
$$\begin{array}{c}A=1\\ B=0\\ C=1/{Z}_{in}\\ D=1\end{array}$$
When you set the Stub mode parameter in the mask dialog box to Series, the two-port network consists of a series transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown here.
Z_{in} is the input impedance of the series circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the series stub are calculated as
$$\begin{array}{c}A=1\\ B={Z}_{in}\\ C=0\\ D=1\end{array}$$
Physical width of the parallel-plate transmission line.
Thickness of the dielectric separating the plates.
Relative permeability of the dielectric expressed as the ratio of the permeability of the dielectric to permeability in free space μ_{0}.
Relative permittivity of the dielectric expressed as the ratio of the permittivity of the dielectric to permittivity in free space ε_{0}.
Loss angle tangent of the dielectric.
Conductivity of the conductor in siemens per meter.
Physical length of the transmission line.
Type of stub. Choices are Not a stub, Shunt, or Series.
Stub termination for stub modes Shunt and Series. Choices are Open or Short. This parameter becomes visible only when Stub mode is set to Shunt or Series.
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