Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering
1 online resource (73 p.)
A transformation used to obtain solutions for the beam parameter equation of fiber optics is applied to the second order differential equation for nonuniform transmission lines. Methods are developed for deriving possible transmission line tapers from known solutions of the transformed equation. This study begins with a comprehensive overview of previous work done to obtain closed-form solutions for the transmission line equations. Limitations of the lumped parameter model are also discussed. As part of this thesis, a tapered transmission line is constructed, based on one of the solutions obtained from the fiber optics studies. A discussion of the design and measurement results are given in the final chapter.
Matarrese, Vincent D., "Tapered radio frequency transmission lines" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4329.