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dc.contributor.advisorJean, B. Randall.
dc.contributor.authorHerrera, Brandon J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T12:49:02Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T12:49:02Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8218
dc.description.abstractCharacterizing the frequency response of a material or device over microwave frequencies is a common practice for an RF engineer. New industrial and consumer applications are being developed based on the measurement of the electrical response in the RF and microwave frequency region of various materials ranging from blood glucose to concrete mixtures. Current measurement instrumentation carries a minimum cost in the tens of thousands of dollars which reduces the economical viability of many new possible applications. This thesis documents the development a low-cost pulsed Fourier transform network analyzer which can be used to measure the electrical properties of materials. New silicon-germanium integrated circuits allow for the pulse system to be implemented for under $300.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectPulse spectroscopy.en_US
dc.subjectUltra-wide band.en_US
dc.subjectPulse transceiver.en_US
dc.titleA low-cost pulsed Fourier transform network analyzer.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.E.C.E.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentEngineering.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.en_US


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