IEICE Transactions on Electronics
Online ISSN : 1745-1353
Print ISSN : 0916-8524
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  • Hidenori YUKAWA, Yu USHIJIMA, Toru TAKAHASHI, Toru FUKASAWA, Yoshio IN ...
    Article type: PAPER
    Subject area: Electromagnetic Theory
    2024 Volume E107.C Issue 3 Pages 57-65
    Published: March 01, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: March 01, 2024
    Advance online publication: October 13, 2023
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    A T-junction orthomode transducer (OMT) is a waveguide component that separates two orthogonal linear polarizations in the same frequency band. It has a common circular waveguide short-circuited at one end and two branch rectangular waveguides arranged in opposite directions near the short circuit. One of the advantages of a T-junction OMT is its short axial length. However, the two rectangular ports, which need to be orthogonal, have different levels of performance because of asymmetry. We therefore propose a uniaxially symmetrical T-junction OMT, which is configured such that the two branch waveguides are tilted 45° to the short circuit. The uniaxially symmetrical configuration enables same levels of performance for the two ports, and its impedance matching is easier compared to that for the conventional configuration. The polarization separation principle can be explained using the principles of orthomode junction (OMJ) and turnstile OMT. Based on calculations, the proposed configuration demonstrated a return loss of 25dB, XPD of 30dB, isolation of 21dB between the two branch ports, and loss of 0.25dB, with a bandwidth of 15% in the K band. The OMT was then fabricated as a single piece via 3D printing and evaluated against the calculated performance indices.

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  • Yasumasa NAKA, Masaya TAMURA
    Article type: PAPER
    Subject area: Electromagnetic Theory
    2024 Volume E107.C Issue 3 Pages 66-75
    Published: March 01, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: March 01, 2024
    Advance online publication: October 13, 2023
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    This paper presents the design of a capacitive coupler for underwater wireless power transfer focused on the landing direction of a drone. The main design feature is the relative position of power feeding/receiving points on the coupler electrodes, which depends on the landing direction of the drone. First, the maximum power transfer efficiencies of coupled lines with different feeding positions are derived in a uniform dielectric environment, such as that realized underwater. As a result, these are formulated by the coupling coefficient of the capacitive coupler, the unloaded qualify factor of dielectrics, and hyperbolic functions with complex propagation constants. The hyperbolic functions vary depending on the relative positions and whether these are identical or opposite couplers, and the efficiencies of each coupler depend on the type of water, such as seawater and tap water. The design method was demonstrated and achieved the highest efficiencies of 95.2%, 91.5%, and 85.3% in tap water at transfer distances of 20, 50, and 100 mm, respectively.

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  • Naoto MATSUO, Akira HEYA, Kazushige YAMANA, Koji SUMITOMO, Tetsuo TABE ...
    Article type: BRIEF PAPER
    Subject area: Semiconductor Materials and Devices
    2024 Volume E107.C Issue 3 Pages 76-79
    Published: March 01, 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: March 01, 2024
    Advance online publication: August 08, 2023
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    The influence of the gate voltage or base pair ratio modulation on the λ-DNA FET performance was examined. The result of the gate voltage modulation indicated that the captured electrons in the guanine base of the λ-DNA molecules greatly influenced the Id-Vd characteristics, and that of the base pair ratio modulation indicated that the tendency of the conductivity was partly clarified by considering the activation energy of holes and electrons and the length and numbers of the serial AT or GC sequences over which the holes or electrons jumped. In addition, the influence of the dimensionality of the DNA molecule on the conductivity was discussed theoretically.

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