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Accurate Modelling of Liquid Crystal-Based Microwave Devices

Fernandez, F Aníbal and Seddon, Lawrence and James, Richard and Day, Sally E and Bulja, Senad and Deo, Prafulla and Mirshekar-Syahkal, Dariush (2015) 'Accurate Modelling of Liquid Crystal-Based Microwave Devices.' Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 619 (1). pp. 19-27. ISSN 1542-1406

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Abstract

Liquid crystal substrates have been shown to provide the means to develop low-cost, reconfigurable, adaptive and tuneable microwave devices for mobile and wireless communication systems. In order to take maximum advantage of the possibilities that these materials offer and to design LC-based devices appropriately, techniques for the characterisation of the liquid crystal dielectric properties are needed. Similarly, appropriate modelling methods are required to simulate accurately the switching behaviour of the liquid crystal and the characteristics of the wave propagation through the devices, taking full consideration of the point-by-point variation of the material tensor permittivity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liquid crystals, microwave devices, tuneable microwave devices, reconfigurable microwave devices
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 10:40
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15465

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