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Low cost TDR unit for evaluation of transmission lines
Author(s): Katarzyna Opalska; Aleksander Burd; Tomasz Owczarek
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a construction of digitally controlled, low cost, time domain relectometry unit designated for evaluation of quality of transmission lines. The "radar-like" TDR technique allows for detecting lines discontinuities, including shorts, open circuits, parasitic bridges etc. Described here TDR unit was successfully tested proving its proving its usefulness for detecting lines imperfections. The unit does not contain GUI nor the utilities for post processing measurement data, as they are left for the MASTER (controlling) system. Measurement results are delivered in the form of the waveform reflected from the end of the line being tested - its analysis allows to locate lines imperfections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7124, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008, 71240X (6 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.817962
Show Author Affiliations
Katarzyna Opalska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Aleksander Burd, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Owczarek, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7124:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Tomasz R. Wolinski, Editor(s)

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