Measurement of Complex Permittivity for Liquid Phantom by Transmission Line Method Using Coaxial Line

Kensuke TANI
Kouji WADA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C    No.5    pp.689-693
Publication Date: 2004/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Advances in Characterization and Measurement Technologies for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Materials, Devices and Circuits)
Category: General Methods, Materials, and Passive Circuits
measurement of complex pemittivity,  liquid phantom,  transmission line method,  coaxial line,  

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This paper is focused on the measurement of the complex permittivity of a liquid phantom by the transmission line method using a coaxial line for measuring high-permittivity and high-loss materials. First, the complex permittivity of the liquid phantom material is measured under various physical lengths of the coaxial line for accurate measurement. Secondly, comparison between the measured result and the result obtained by the coaxial probe method is carried out in the frequency range from 0.5 to 3 GHz. Finally, the measurement error included in the complex permittivity is estimated quantitatively. The discussions lead to the conclusion that accurate measurement of the liquid material with high-permittivity and high-loss is possible by the presented method.