In this paper, an analytical expression for the characteristic impedance of a microstrip line in presence of a dielectric cover is presented. Assuming a quasi-TEM propagation mode, a rigorous conformal mapping based on the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation is employed to derive the equivalent capacitance model, which can then be applied to derive a closed analytical expression for the effective permittivity and the characteristic impedance of the line. Such a formulation is not limited to the case of a single cover layer, but an arbitrary number of electric overlays can be considered as well. Comparisons with published numerical results and full-wave simulations in the case of a single cover layer have been also performed to test the validity of the proposed approach.
|Titolo:||Characteristic impedance of a microstrip line with a dielectric overlay|
|Autori interni:||VEGNI, Lucio|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|