Network Reflection and Transmission Coefficients for the Interconnection of Multi-Port Multi-Line Junction Networks

Iwata SAKAGAMI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E79-A   No.3   pp.297-303
Publication Date: 1996/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of Selected Papers from the 8th Karuizawa Workshop on Circuits and Systems)
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Keyword: 
interconnection,  N-port,  transmission,  transient,  microwave network,  

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Summary: 
Network functions (NFs) such as network reflection and transmission coefficients are discussed about an interconnected network consisting of a lumped distributed N-port N non-commensurate line junction network (N-port) and a M-port. The derivation of the NFs can be done quite easily regardless of the complexity of the network by considering the flow of the traveling waves and conditions of the interconnected interface of the two multi-ports. The theory of this paper has been examined with respect to interconnected networks consisting of two 3-ports in both the time and frequency domains, and has shown good results consistent with other papers. The network functions described here can be used not only for the analysis of high-speed pulse propagation in digital systems with branches but also for the analysis of microwave distributed line networks such as hybird rings. In that sense, a new analysis method is presented in this paper.