Faculty Advisor

Prof. Sergey Makarov

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Reinhold Ludwig

Faculty Advisor

Scott Biederman

Abstract

Dielectric permittivity measurements provide important input to engineering and scientific disciplines due to the effects of permittivity on the interactions between electromagnetic energy and materials. A novel ring resonator design is presented for the measurement of permittivity of low dielectric constant foams. A review of dielectric material properties and currently available measurement methods is included. Measurements of expanded polystyrene are reported and compared with results from the literature; good agreement between measurements and published results is shown.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2006-05-03

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

ring resonator, dielectric measurement, dielectric permittivity

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