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W-Band Microstrip-to-Waveguide Transition Using via Fences

By Rownak Shireen, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 16, 151-160, 2010


The paper presents integrated probe for direct coupling to the WR-10 waveguide with the use of metal filled vias on both sides of the microstrip line. Design and optimization of this novel microstrip-to-waveguide transition has been performed using 3-D finite element method based software HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator). A back-to-back transition has been fabricated and measured between 75--110 GHz. The measured return loss is higher than 10 dB and the insertion loss for a single microstrip-to-waveguide transition is about 1.15 dB.


Rownak Shireen, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather, "W-Band Microstrip-to-Waveguide Transition Using via Fences," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 16, 151-160, 2010.


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