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A. Ege Engin, Ph.D.


Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
San Diego State University (E-403H)
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1309

TEL: 619.594.2726
FAX: 619.594.2654

RF Dielectric Characterization Software: KappaExtractor is an application that has been developed to assist in the extraction of the complex permittivity of a dielectric. KappaExtractor can extract the dielectric constant, loss tangent, surface roughness, and cavity height. This is accomplished using the measurements taken from a square dielectric-filled cavity resonator. The cavity can be constructed on a board with a via fence. A least squares curve fitting algorithm finds the parameters that best fit the measurement. In addition, the tool can compute Debye model coefficients for frequency dependent permittivity for use in full-wave solvers.