TDR Analysis of Electromagnetic Radiation from a Bend of Micro-Strip Line

Jianqing WANG  Osamu FUJIWARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.8   pp.3207-3212
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.8.3207
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of 2004 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility)
Category: Printed Circuit Boards
TDR,  micro-strip line,  bend,  radiation,  

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Discontinuity such as a bend in a micro-strip line is known as one of major radiation sources. The total radiation from the micro-strip line is, however, being generally investigated because of the difficulties in identifying the radiation from some specific location. In this paper, paying attention to the feature of TDR (Time-Domain Reflectometry) measurement, we made an attempt to extract the radiation only from the bend in a micro-strip line. Such an approach is useful in understanding its radiation mechanism. As a result, we found that the larger the bend angle is, the larger the radiation power becomes. The radiation power achieved 3.5% at maximum when the bending angle was 90at the frequencies below 1 GHz. We also examined the validity of the TDR analysis in comparison with network analyzer measurement. We obtained the radiation power versus frequency from the measured scattering parameters, which exhibited a fair agreement with the TDR result.