Finite-difference time-domain analysis of inset dielectric guide and its application to waveguide transitions

V. Stoiljkovic, S. R. Pennock, P. R. Shepherd

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A three-dimensional finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used to characterise inset dielectric guide (IDG) and the rectangular waveguide to IDG transition. Propagation constants and characteristic impedances of the fundamental modes are calculated and subsequently used to obtain the Sparameters of the transition. Three different definitions of the characteristic impedance are applied and a simple averaging technique to compute the power flow along the guide is investigated. The transition is also characterised experimentally and good agreement between measured and numerical results is observed. Further, the finite dimensions of the waveguide flange are investigated for the first time, and are seen to affect results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Proceedings: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


  • Discontinuity
  • Finite difference time domain
  • Junctions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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