Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 6-6-1962


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

Document Type




Degree Name

Electrical Engineering

Level of Degree


Department Name

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Donald C. Thorn

Second Committee Member

Richard H. Williams

Third Committee Member

Rubin D. Kelly