A novel transmission-line model is used for the analysis of planar structures, including wire-medium (WM) slabs with vertically aligned wires. The network formalism allows for an effective determination of the relevant spectral Green’s functions, of the modal dispersion equation via transverse resonance, as well as of the far-field radiation pattern produced by simple sources via reciprocity, as opposed to the more cumbersome field-matching approach. Numerical results, validated also against state-of-the-art simulation software, confirm the accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed approach. In particular, modal and radiation features are presented for a class of leaky-wave antennas based on planar WM loaded configurations covered by partially reflecting screens, for which leaky unimodal regimes are achieved by minimizing spurious radiation from the quasi-transverse electromagnetic (TEM) mode.

Wire-medium loaded planar structures: modal analysis, near fields, and radiation features / Comite, Davide; Baccarelli, Paolo; Burghignoli, Paolo; Galli, Alessandro. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES. - ISSN 1759-0787. - STAMPA. - 8:4/5(2016), pp. 713-722. [10.1017/S1759078716000490]

Wire-medium loaded planar structures: modal analysis, near fields, and radiation features

COMITE, DAVIDE;BURGHIGNOLI, Paolo;GALLI, Alessandro
2016

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A novel transmission-line model is used for the analysis of planar structures, including wire-medium (WM) slabs with vertically aligned wires. The network formalism allows for an effective determination of the relevant spectral Green’s functions, of the modal dispersion equation via transverse resonance, as well as of the far-field radiation pattern produced by simple sources via reciprocity, as opposed to the more cumbersome field-matching approach. Numerical results, validated also against state-of-the-art simulation software, confirm the accuracy and effectiveness of the proposed approach. In particular, modal and radiation features are presented for a class of leaky-wave antennas based on planar WM loaded configurations covered by partially reflecting screens, for which leaky unimodal regimes are achieved by minimizing spurious radiation from the quasi-transverse electromagnetic (TEM) mode.
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