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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: James P. Becker.en
dc.contributor.authorDickman, Edward John.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:37:02Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:37:02Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1175
dc.description.abstractTAs the millimeterwave and sub-millimeterwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum are increasingly utilized, the need for greater power at those frequencies also increases. Unfortunately, as frequency is increased, the power available from a single solid-state device decreases. Thus, in many applications, the combining of power from several solid-state devices becomes necessary to have usable signal power levels. This thesis presents two such power combining approaches, whose designs are compatible with existing microfabrication techniques that may be used to produce devices operating at 300 GHz and beyond. Additionally, this thesis describes a mathematical modeling procedure that incorporates signal flow and transmission line concepts, and aids in the efficient design of one of these topologies, the Planar-Probe Traveling-Wave Divider- Combiner. Such a modeling approach could be readily applied to traveling wave structures of different topologies. The complete design, simulation, and experimental validation of a conventionally-machined two-way traveling-wave dividing-combining module is demonstrated at X-band frequencies. The demonstrated 15 dB return loss fractional bandwidth was almost 21%, and the insertion loss was found to be better than 0.5 dB throughout most of the operational band. The promising performance of this structure shows that further investigation is merited.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshMicrowaves.en
dc.subject.lcshMillimeter waves.en
dc.subject.lcshRadio frequency.en
dc.subject.lcshTraveling wave antennas.en
dc.titleMicrowave planer-probe traveling-wave power dividing-combining
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Edward John Dickman 2005en
thesis.catalog.ckey1175064en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Joseph Shaw; Andy Olsonen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage89en
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Science
mus.relation.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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