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dc.contributor.advisorCangellaris, Andreas C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMechaik, Mehdi Mohamad, 1963-
dc.creatorMechaik, Mehdi Mohamad, 1963-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:04:47Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:04:47Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/277877
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, the surface wave propagation along a periodically perforated conducting ground plane with dielectric coating has been studied for frequencies low enough for the ground plane to be approximated accurately by two bonded wire arrays. The field components have been obtained by using the z-directed electric and magnetic Hertz potentials which greatly simplify the application of the boundary conditions at the interfaces. The application of the appropriate boundary conditions on both sides of the plane of the wire mesh has resulted in a doubly infinite system of equations which, when truncated, can be solved for the wire currents and the propagation characteristics of the surface wave supported by the perforated ground plane. The plane is then modeled by a tensor impedance matrix relating the tangential components of the electric field to the components of the current density in the plane of the mesh. It has been shown that the surface wave propagation constant and the impedance matrix do not significantly depend on the direction of propagation for electrically small wire spacings. For such cases, it is shown that the components of the electric field can be directly related to the second order derivatives of the components of the current density flowing along the perforated ground plane.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Electricity and Magnetism.en_US
dc.titleSurface wave propagation on a perforated ground plane with dielectric coatingen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343816en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26882462en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T11:34:51Z
html.description.abstractIn this thesis, the surface wave propagation along a periodically perforated conducting ground plane with dielectric coating has been studied for frequencies low enough for the ground plane to be approximated accurately by two bonded wire arrays. The field components have been obtained by using the z-directed electric and magnetic Hertz potentials which greatly simplify the application of the boundary conditions at the interfaces. The application of the appropriate boundary conditions on both sides of the plane of the wire mesh has resulted in a doubly infinite system of equations which, when truncated, can be solved for the wire currents and the propagation characteristics of the surface wave supported by the perforated ground plane. The plane is then modeled by a tensor impedance matrix relating the tangential components of the electric field to the components of the current density in the plane of the mesh. It has been shown that the surface wave propagation constant and the impedance matrix do not significantly depend on the direction of propagation for electrically small wire spacings. For such cases, it is shown that the components of the electric field can be directly related to the second order derivatives of the components of the current density flowing along the perforated ground plane.


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