Title

Development and Evaluation of a Characteristic Impedance Calculator

Abstract

This paper presents our development and evaluation of a transmission line characteristic impedance calculator that offers visualization and immediate feedback. Several impedance calculators based on closed-form equations are reviewed in terms of their functionality, accuracy and validity. Two example problems from our calculator are then presented to show how our calculator operates. The accuracy of our calculator for characteristic impedance and per-unit-length capacitance and inductance compares well with that of a commercial 2-D field solver for a range of geometries such as microstrip, stripline, embedded microstrip and asymmetric stripline. Our calculator is written in Matlab and its executable program will be made available on the internet.

Meeting Name

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2009: Jun. 14-17, Austin, TX)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Engineering Education; MATLAB; Strip Telecommunication Lines; Characteristic Impedance; Closed-Form Equations; Executable Programs; Immediate Feedbacks; Microstrips; Per Unit Length; Transmission-Line Characteristic Impedance; Mathematical Instruments

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2153-5965

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

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