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Bandwidth Study of the Microwave Reflectors with Rectangular Corrugations

  • Liang Zhang
  • Wenlong He
  • Craig R. Donaldson
  • Adrian W. Cross
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Abstract

The mode-selective microwave reflector with periodic rectangular corrugations in the inner surface of a circular metallic waveguide is studied in this paper. The relations between the bandwidth and reflection coefficient for different numbers of corrugation sections were studied through a global optimization method. Two types of reflectors were investigated. One does not consider the phase response and the other does. Both types of broadband reflectors operating at W-band were machined and measured to verify the numerical simulations.

Keywords

Periodic waveguide Broadband reflector Mode matching method 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) U.K. under Research Grant EP/K029746/1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Zhang
    • 1
  • Wenlong He
    • 1
  • Craig R. Donaldson
    • 1
  • Adrian W. Cross
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, SUPAUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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