Accession Number : ADA195104

Title :   Dielectric Millimeter Waveguides; a Feasibility Study for a Novel Dielectric Millimeter Waveguide. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar 86-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Charles V , Jr ; Bagby, Jonathan S

PDF Url : ADA195104

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This is a final report of an initial research to theoretically access engineering feasibility of manufacturing low cost, low loss millimeter (10mm-1mm) waveguide systems using methods from fiber optics research developed for production of glass fiber lightguides. The research completed as of this reporting indicates the following: (1) There exist low loss, approximately 10% of center frequency bandwidth TE propagation modes for the guides as proposed. (2) The structures tend to be excessively large in transverse dimensions at the longer wavelengths; however, as expected, the structures appear to be of a very desirable size at the short wavelengths. (3) The materials data is difficult to obtain and substantiate because of the proprietary nature associated with material development and the technical difficulty in making measurements at the proposed frequencies.

Descriptors :   *DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES, *FIBER OPTICS, *MATERIALS, *MILLIMETER WAVES, ACCESS, BANDWIDTH, ENGINEERING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FIBERS, FREQUENCY, GLASS FIBERS, LOW COSTS, LOW LOSS, MANUFACTURING, OPTICS, PRODUCTION, PROPAGATION, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, TRANSVERSE, WAVEGUIDES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE