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Author Muthukrishnan, N. ♦ Riad, S.M. ♦ Elshabini-Riad, A.
Sponsorship IEEE ♦ Electronic Industries Alliance ♦ American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) ♦ NBS ♦ SAE
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1978
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Probes ♦ Thickness measurement ♦ Time measurement ♦ Wideband ♦ Microwave measurements ♦ Circuit simulation ♦ Fabrication ♦ Performance evaluation ♦ Geometry ♦ Time domain analysis
Abstract The design, fabrication, and characterization of coplanar probes are presented. The probes are designed to work as launchers/adapters for performing wideband microwave measurements on planar geometry lines. The probes are made in the form of tapered coplanar lines, fabricated on alumina, teflon, and teflon-ceramic composite substrates. The time-domain reflectometry (TDR) technique was used to characterize the probes. Equivalent networks for the probes are developed using the modified transient circuit analysis program (MTCAP) by fitting a simulated TDR response to the measured TDR waveform and using a circuit simulation program (e.g. SPICE) to analyze the obtained equivalent network. The equivalent network of the probe thus obtained can then be used to de-embed the probe's contribution to a wideband microwave measurement, and thereby reducing measurement errors.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation :: Dept. of Electr. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA
ISSN 01486411
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-06-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 2
Size (in Bytes) 476.88 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 297
Ending Page 302


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library