Smith Chart Instruments

Smith Chart Instruments

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This book chapter presents Smith chart instruments which are purely mechanical in operation, and are thus more analogous to the ordinary logarithmic-scaled slide rule.The following topics are also highlighted: radio transmission line calculator; improved transmission line calculator; calculator with spiral cursor; impedance transferring; Mega-Rule; examples of application; and Mega-Charts.

Chapter Contents:

  • 14.1 Classification
  • 14.2 Radio Transmission Line Calculator
  • 14.3 Improved Transmission Line Calculator
  • 14.4 Calculator with Spiral Cursor
  • 14.5 Impedance Transferring
  • 14.6 Mega-rule
  • 14.6.1 Examples of Use
  • 14.6.2 Use of Mega-rule Smith Charts
  • 14.7 Rubber Stamps
  • 14.8 Large Smith Charts
  • 14.8.1 Paper Charts
  • 14.8.2 Vu-graphs
  • 14.9 Mega-charts
  • 14.9.1 Paper Smith Charts
  • 14.9.2 Plastic Laminated Smith Charts
  • 14.9.3 Instructions for Smith Charts
  • 14.9.4 Form 82-FSPG
  • 14.9.5 Form ZY-02-N
  • 14.9.6 Special Chart

Inspec keywords: radiocommunication; coaxial cables; transmission lines

Other keywords: Mega-Charts; Smith chart instrument; radio transmission line calculator; Mega-Rule; impedance transferring; spiral cursor

Subjects: Waveguide and coaxial cable systems; Radio links and equipment

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