In this paper, we investigate the distortionless conditions for multiconductor transmission lines (MTLs) with frequency-independent per-unit-length (p.u.l.) parameters. In fact, the well-known distortionless Heaviside condition is valid only for single-conductor transmission lines. The MTL is modeled using the delayed Green's-function-based method recently proposed by the authors. In this method, the impedance matrix is described in terms of a rational part, which accounts for the low-frequency behavior, and a hyperbolic part, which determines the high-frequency response of the MTL. We find that the hyperbolic part is already distortionless at high frequency and that this property can be used to identify the p.u.l. parameters of the distortionless lossy MTL associated with the original line. To serve this purpose, the line is decoupled using a frequency-independent modal decomposition. The Heaviside condition can be enforced in the modal domain on each of the single-conductor decoupled lines. The features of the distortionless lines in the modal domain are preserved in the physical domain as a consequence of the real-valued similarity transform. The numerical results demonstrate that the new line completely characterizes the distortionless propagation of a generic MTL with frequency-independent p.u.l. parameters. The proposed formulation could be used in the optimization design process by enforcing the distortionless condition along with other design constraints.

On the Distortionless Propagation in Multiconductor Transmission Lines

Lombardi, Luigi;Antonini, Giulio
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2018-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the distortionless conditions for multiconductor transmission lines (MTLs) with frequency-independent per-unit-length (p.u.l.) parameters. In fact, the well-known distortionless Heaviside condition is valid only for single-conductor transmission lines. The MTL is modeled using the delayed Green's-function-based method recently proposed by the authors. In this method, the impedance matrix is described in terms of a rational part, which accounts for the low-frequency behavior, and a hyperbolic part, which determines the high-frequency response of the MTL. We find that the hyperbolic part is already distortionless at high frequency and that this property can be used to identify the p.u.l. parameters of the distortionless lossy MTL associated with the original line. To serve this purpose, the line is decoupled using a frequency-independent modal decomposition. The Heaviside condition can be enforced in the modal domain on each of the single-conductor decoupled lines. The features of the distortionless lines in the modal domain are preserved in the physical domain as a consequence of the real-valued similarity transform. The numerical results demonstrate that the new line completely characterizes the distortionless propagation of a generic MTL with frequency-independent p.u.l. parameters. The proposed formulation could be used in the optimization design process by enforcing the distortionless condition along with other design constraints.
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