Full-wave analysis of radiation effect of microstrip transmission lines

Guangwen Pan, Jilin Tan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


A full-wave analysis of radiation effects produced by discontinuities in microstrip and buried microstrip transmission lines is presented. Beginning with the dyadic Green's function for a dielectric slab, with an embedded source, an integral equation is formulated. This equation is then solved by the method of moments to obtain the current distributions along the transmission line, in particular, near the discontinuities. Employing these results, the near- and far-zone fields, as well as radiation patterns are computed. The results from our method showed good agreement with those of previous publications in complex reflection and transmission coefficients, and equivalent capacitance values. It is found that under resonance conditions the radiation efficiency of a simple structure can exceed 41%, which may cause a potential problem in electromagnetic compatibility. Our analytic result also shows that the maximum radiation occurs when the source is located at the height of {Mathematical expression} from the bottom ground plane, which should be prevented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalAnalog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


Dive into the research topics of 'Full-wave analysis of radiation effect of microstrip transmission lines'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this