Figure 1-59C.Development of a cylindrical resonant cavity. CYLINDRICAL RESONANT CAVITY BEING
FORMED FROM QUARTER-WAVE SECTIONS.
Figure 1-59D.Development of a cylindrical resonant cavity. CYLINDRICAL RESONANT CAVITY.
There are two variables that determine the primary frequency of any resonant cavity. The first
variable is PHYSICAL SIZE. In general, the smaller the cavity, the higher its resonant frequency. The
second controlling factor is the SHAPE of the cavity. Figure 1-60 illustrates several cavity shapes that are
commonly used. Remember from the previously stated definition of a resonant cavity that any completely
enclosed conductive surface, regardless of its shape, can act as a cavity resonator.