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Why in smithchart 360 degree corresponds to half the wavelength

by dexterdev
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dexterdev
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Mar17-13, 07:33 AM
P: 191
Hi,
Actually wavelength λ corresponds to 360 degrees , right? then why λ/2...
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the_emi_guy
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Mar17-13, 06:10 PM
P: 589
Don't expect Smith chart to work like an Argand diagram.

Consider a short circuit on an electrically short transmission line. This will have reflection coefficient of -1, which will be plotted on the far left side of Smith chart. If I lengthen transmission line by 1/4 wavelength in front of short circuit, it will have a reflection coefficient of +1 (i.e. it will look like an open circuit), which will be plotted on the far right hand side of Smith chart. Extending transmission line 1/4 wavelength moved us halfway around Smith chart.


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