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Taylor, Carl Elliot (2004) USING VCOS AS RF MEASURING DEVICES. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This thesis presents an alternative way to test the amount of energy harvested by an antenna. Accurately measuring the amount of energy an antenna harvests is a challenge. The test equipment that touches the antenna can greatly affect the results of the test. Using a VCO to measure an antenna's harvested power enables accuracy and prevents the need to attach testing equipment. The VCO is powered by a harvesting antenna. The frequency produced is then output to a transmitting antenna. The output frequency of the VCO can easily be determined and then used to look up the power from the characteristics of the VCO. A background study of types of VCOs, and VCOs available on the market will also be included in this thesis. Finally the experiment setups and results will be presented.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Taylor, Carl Elliotcetst11@pitt.eduCETST11
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMickle, Marlinmickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberCain, Jamescain@ee.pitt.eduJTC
Committee MemberHoare,
Committee MemberHoelzeman,
Date: 9 June 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 4 August 2003
Approval Date: 9 June 2004
Submission Date: 15 April 2004
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: RF; Testing; VCO
Other ID:, etd-04152004-141502
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:35


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