• An integral equation method for the evaluation of the frequency-dependent per unit length inductance and resistance matrices for a uniform multiconductor lossy transmission line system

      Cangellaris, Andreas C.; Vakanas, Loizos Petrou, 1964- (The University of Arizona., 1989)
      The problem of electromagnetic field penetration in the finite-resistivity conductors of a uniform, multiple, coupled transmission line system (MTL) is considered. Under the assumption of quasi-transverse electric and magnetic (quasi-TEM) mode of propagation, the problem of determining the per-unit-length resistance and inductance matrices for such MTL systems reduces to solving a quasi-magnetostatic problem. An integral equation for the current density distribution inside the conductors is formulated and solved numerically using the method of moments. From straightforward energy considerations and the current density distribution, the per-unit-length resistance and inductance matrices are calculated. Several microstrip configurations are then analysed and the effects of the geometrical characteristics of the structures on the per-unit-length inductance and resistance matrices, as well as their frequency dependence are investigated.