W-band finite ground coplanar (FGC) line circuit elements Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper describes the modeling and experimental evaluation of Finite Ground Coplanar (FGC) lines, stubs, and filters between 2 and 110 GHz. These lines provide a very low loss alternative to microstrip or coplanar waveguide for millimeter- and submillimeter-wave applications without the use of vias. Their mode free operation allows excellent agreement between measured data and LIBRA modeling to 110 GHz. The lines have very low loss at W-band and filters have a loss comparable with the best membrane filters reported recently. The paper includes details of analytic and FDTD investigations of the lines, a description of the fabrication and measurement calibration and measured data on lines, tuning stubs, and a variety of low-pass filters.

name of conference

  • 1996 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest

published proceedings

  • 1996 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest

author list (cited authors)

  • Brauchler, F., Robertson, S., East, J., & Katehi, L.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Brauchler, F||Robertson, S||East, J||Katehi, LPB

publication date

  • January 1996