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Unformatted text preview: ECE 486 PRELIM #2 SPRING 2006 1. (9 points) Suppose we have a dielectric slab waveguide with thickness d: 1.0 mm surrounded by air on
both sides. Take ed = 260, Jud = #0: and assume the wave frequency to be 350 GHZ. a) What modes propagate in the guide?
b} For the lowest order TE mode, graph the two curves that a: and 5% must satisfy. c) Estimate am ﬁx, and then the wave phase velocity in the z—direction and compare it quantitatively
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power from the transmitter to the antenna. Consider using a rectangular waveguide with dimensions 10 x 5 cm to carry the T1310 mode. a) If we desire single mode propagation, is this waveguide suitable for this operating frequency? 13) Determine the loss, in dB, for the signal passing through the waveguide. Neglect dielectric losses. Is the loss signiﬁcant? c) Suppose we want to transmit pulses with a pulse length of 6.66 ns Wraith0W) Will the effects of dispersion be signiﬁcant? (1) Calculate the maximum power handling capability of the waveguide, given that the breakdown ﬁeld of moist air is 15 kV/ cm. Can the waveguide handle the required power? G
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highest frequency that can be used. State your answer in terms of optical wavelength. b) Using a frequency 40% that found in part (a), ﬁnd the effective index of refraction and estimate
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 Spring '06
 HYSELL
 Electromagnet

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