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Impulse TDR and its application to measurement of antennas

Abstract
The traditional stimulus signal used in a time-domain reflectometer (TDR) is a voltage step. We propose an alternative technique, whereby an impulse generator is employed in place of the step generator in a TDR. The advantage conferred by “impulse TDR” is that more energy is available at higher frequencies than with conventional step TDR, and so a higher bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is achieved. The theoretical result is compared with measurement.
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Conference Contribution
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McCabe, S. & Scott, J.B. (2011). Impulse TDR and its application to measurement of antennas. In Proceedings of 2011 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference(APMC), Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 December 2011 (pp. 658-661).
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2011
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IEEE
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