The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials

Zhen Zhou, Kathleen L Melde

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Abstract

The design of broadband and high frequency circuits requires accurate information on the complex dielectric permittivity of low loss printed circuit board materials. The assumption that the relative permittivity is purely real and frequency-independent leads to physically-inconsistent simulation results and a poor prediction of actual system performance. The relative permittivity is obtained from measurements on two different-length microstrip lines [1]. The effective permittivity is then converted to relative permittivity. Genetic algorithm optimization is used to determine the relaxations and relative weights of the relaxation frequencies of a multi-term Debye model in order to achieve a good match with the measured results. A close look at the Debye model coefficients leads one to consider ways to reduce the terms in the model in order to simplify the model and decrease overall simulation time. This paper investigates how the number of terms used in a multi-term Debye material model impact the accuracy of the computed complex propagation constant in low loss printed circuit boards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
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StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 17 2010

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Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/11/107/17/10

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Printed circuits
Electromagnetic waves
Permittivity
Printed circuit boards
Microstrip lines
Genetic algorithms
Networks (circuits)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Zhou, Z., & Melde, K. L. (2010). The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials. In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010 [5561080] https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2010.5561080

The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials. / Zhou, Zhen; Melde, Kathleen L.

2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010. 2010. 5561080.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhou, Z & Melde, KL 2010, The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials. in 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010., 5561080, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, 7/11/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2010.5561080
Zhou Z, Melde KL. The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials. In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010. 2010. 5561080 https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2010.5561080
Zhou, Zhen ; Melde, Kathleen L. / The impact of Debye relaxation spectrum on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in low loss printed circuit materials. 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010. 2010.
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