Modeling of electrodynamic slow-wave systems using the multiconductor line method consists of several steps:
1. The multiconductor line with the cross-section shape and dimension that are the same as in the MCL is used in the model.
2. The segment of the MCL of length (in x direction) corresponding to the length of conductors in the real system is considered (Figure 2.6).
3. Boundary conditions are applied. In the general case, loads with impedances are applied to conductors of the segment; here, i is the number of the period and n is the number of conductors in the period.
4. Equations describing relationships between voltages and currents at the ends of conductors are ...