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Unable to design Coplanar wave guide using CST STUDIO 2021


Mar 3, 2022
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Dear Team Members,

As part of my research, I am required to do design Coplanar waveguides using CST studio software.

But I am unable to design properly and facing a lot of verbal abuse from my guide for not being able to design properly. (losing my confidence day by day).

As I am unable to find any reliable source to learn CST, as the last hope I am posting here for help.

Kindly help me with this learning.

1) how to know design dimensions or how to choose design dimensions
2) how to give boundary conditions
3) How to plot impedance and aspect ratio

Thank you
Did you ever get an answer?
For CPWG, we are using a waveguide port that is electrically shorted around the perimeter - making it like a PEC metal tube.
The bottom edge of the port is on the top edge of the ground plane (i.e. the gnd-plane below the CPW trace, making it CPWG).
The top of the port is about 20 PCB heights above the CPW trace. That way, the sim can include fields in the air way above the CPW. At 20 PCB heights, the fields at the port's metal boundary is >60 dB below the fields between the CPW and the GND plane. If you don't have a Gnd-Plane, (i.e., it is CPW, not CPWG), then I would assume the port should go 20 PCB heights below the CPW, (i.e., not just 20 heights above it.)
We got the TDR to work to look at line impedance. This required the sim to be done with "No Check" and to run for a specified time duration, which was the round trip time for a wave going through the dielectric.
A broadband coplanar waveguide (CPW)-fed monopole antenna based on conventional CPW-fed integration with an organic solar cell (OSC) of 100% insolation is suggested for Ku band satellite communication. The proposed configuration was designed to allow for 100% insolation of the OSC, thereby improving the performance of the antenna. The device structure was fabricated using a Leiterplatten-Kopierfrasen (LPKF) prototyping Printed circuit board (PCB) machine, while a vector network analyzer was utilized to measure the return loss.

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