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Using Modern Tools to Explain the Use of the Smith Chart

Pereira, J. R. ; Pinho, P.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine Vol. 52, Nº 2, pp. 145 - 150, April, 2010.

ISSN (print): 1045-9243
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,312 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MAP.2010.5525601

The concept of explaining nowadays the use of an old tool like the Smith chart, using modern tools like MATLABTM [1] scripts in combination with e-learning facilities, is exemplified by two MATLABTM scripts that display, step by step, the graphical procedure that must be used to solve the double-stub impedance matching problem. These two scripts correspond to two different possible ways to analyze this matching problem and they are important for students to learn by themselves.