Primarily this paper describes the electromagnetic problems involved in determining a proper waveguide size for the TE11N cavity and its terminations. Also, one chapter is devoted to construction techniques used in the construction of open-ended sampling cavities. The approach one may use for aerodynamic improvements of the cavities is discussed, but no conclusions can be drawn about the design's validity since no experimental tests were taken.
This paper will describe the design, construction, and testing of a microwave cavity, the end plates which are replaced by terminations which allow up to 93% of the cross-sectional area of the terminations to be open to air flow through the cavity. This discussion concerns prototype cavities intended for use as refractometer sampling cavities. The TE11N and the TE011 circular modes are used.
Open-Ended Microwave Cavities, Aerodynamics
Level of Degree
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member (Chair)
Donald C. Thorn
Second Committee Member
Richard H. Williams
Third Committee Member
Rubin D. Kelly
Gilmer, Richard O.. "Some Design Criteria for Open-Ended Microwave Cavities." (1962). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/328