Modeling of coplanar stripline discontinuities Academic Article uri icon


  • The paper presents a technique to obtain lumped equivalent circuit models for typical coplanar stripline (CPS) discontinuities such as an open circuit, a short circuit, and a series gap in one of the strip conductors and gives their element values as a function of the discontinuity physical dimensions for a specific substrate. The model element values are determined from the discontinuity scattering parameters which are de-embedded from the measured scattering parameters using a thru-reflect-line (TRL) algorithm. In addition, the resonant frequency of a spur-slot is presented as a function of the spur length. The experimental results are validated by data obtained using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Simons, R. N., Dib, N. I., & Katehi, L.

citation count

  • 44

complete list of authors

  • Simons, RN||Dib, NI||Katehi, LPB

publication date

  • May 1996