Date of Award

Spring 1986

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ishii, Thomas K.

Second Advisor

Chandler, Edward W.


In systems where signals are transmitted from a source to a load, the impedance of the source can be matched to the impedance of the load. Impedance matching, in both the mechanical and the electrical sciences, has many benefits. In the electrical sense, matching is commonly used to assure complete transmission of power from source to load, to eliminate the presence of standing waves in the transmission medium, or to maximize the signal to noise ratio of a system. This thesis presents the development of an original automatic impedance matching system (AIMS). This system is meant for use in the VHF ranges, as a matching network for low level signals. Although this device is developed for use in a particular application (that of magnetic resonance imaging) the methods and principles may be used for other projects.



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