Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Tadeusz M. Babij

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

James R. Story

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Co-Chair

Third Advisor's Name

Malcolm Heimer

Fourth Advisor's Name

Gustavo Roig

Date of Defense



A two-dimensional, 2D, finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used to analyze two different models of multi-conductor transmission lines (MTL). The first model is a two-conductor MTL and the second is a threeconductor MTL. Apart from the MTL's, a three-dimensional, 3D, FDTD method is used to analyze a three-patch microstrip parasitic array. While the MTL analysis is entirely in time-domain, the microstrip parasitic array is a study of scattering parameter Sn in the frequency-domain. The results clearly indicate that FDTD is an efficient and accurate tool to model and analyze multiconductor transmission line as well as microstrip antennas and arrays.





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