Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Prof. Sergey Makarov, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Prof. Reinhold Ludwig, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Scott Biederman, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-050306-164608

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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