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Determining the complex permittivity of materials with the Waveguide-Cutoff method.

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dc.contributor.advisor Jean, B. Randall.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Christopher.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4206
dc.description.abstract A new method for the determination of complex permittivity values is explained. The Waveguide-Cutoff method consists of a rectangular chamber with loop antennas for excitation from a Vector Network Analyzer. It then utilizes a particle swarm optimization routine to determine Debye parameters for a given material within the sample. The system is compared to a common Open-Ended Coaxial Probe technique and found to have similar accuracy for determining the dielectric constant over the same frequency band. This syste, however, does not suffer from the same restrictions as the coaxial probe and has a much larger bandwidth than other transmission line methods of similar size. en
dc.rights Baylor 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
dc.subject Electric engineering -- Research. en
dc.subject Wave guides -- Research. en
dc.title Determining the complex permittivity of materials with the Waveguide-Cutoff method. en
dc.type Software en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Engineering. en


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