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Abstract Title: Apparatus for measuring the speed of an electrical signal in a coaxial cable
Abstract: In our instrumentation class, students build several apparatuses for performing various investigations.  This investigation was measuring the speed with which signal traveled through a coaxial cable.  The purpose of the investigation was to teach students about transmission line models, unterminated cables, and then use measurements to estimate the material of the cable.  The instrument itself was built using a Cypress Semiconductor PSoC microcontroller that generated both the short pulse and measured the speed of the signal.
Abstract Type: Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Mark Masters
Department of Physics, Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 Coliseum Blvd E
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: 2604816153
and Co-Presenter(s)
Anna Patterson