Analyses of elliptical coplanar coupled waveguides and coplanar coupled waveguides with finite ground width

Duyar M., Akan V., Yazgan E., Bayrak M.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, vol.54, no.4, pp.1388-1395, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tmtt.2006.871354
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1388-1395
  • Keywords: computer-aided design (CAD) oriented, conformal mapping, coplanar coupled waveguides (CCPWs), elliptical CCPWS, TRANSMISSION-LINES, STRIP
  • TED University Affiliated: No


In this paper, the quasi-TEM characteristic parameters of elliptical coplanar coupled waveguides and coupled coplanar waveguide with a finite ground width configuration are presented and analyzed. Computer-aided design (CAD)-oriented fast, simple, and accurate analytic formulas are derived by using conformal mapping techniques, which provide satisfactory accuracy at microwave frequencies and lead to closed-form analytical solutions suitable for CAD software packages. The results for the odd- and even-mode characteristic impedance, effective dielectric constant, and coupling coefficient have been computed by these formulas. Good agreement between the present results and published results [1] is observed. For the planar case, simulations have also been undertaken with Sonnet electromagnetic-circuit solver software. The computed results agree well with those of the simulation ones.