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Unformatted text preview: 24 Signal transmission, circular polarization Since in perfect dielectrics the propagation velocity v p = v and the intrinsic impedance are frequency independent (i.e., propagation is nondispersive), dAlembert plane wave solutions of the form E = xf ( t z v ) and H = y f ( t z v ) are valid in such media. t t42 2 4 6642 2 4 642 2 4 6642 2 4 6 m ( t ) m ( t ) cos( t ) Consider a waveform f ( t ) = m ( t ) cos( t ) , where is some specific frequency having a corresponding period T = 2 , m ( t ) is some arbitrary signal (e.g., a voice signal, a message) changing slowly compared to period T . In that case, f ( t ) specified above can be called narrowband AM , and the carrier frequency of modulating cosine of the message signal m ( t ) . 1 The corresponding xpolarized wave fields propagating in z direction can then be represented as Field 1 E = m ( t z v ) cos( t z ) x and H = m ( t z v ) cos( t z ) y where = as usual 1 . With reference to the expressions above, we could say that the AM wave field has an xpolarized carrier . By contrast, Field 2 E = m ( t z v ) cos( t z ) y represents an AM wave field with a ypolarized carrier , and so does Field 3 E = m ( t z v ) sin( t z ) y but with a carrier that has been timedelayed by a quarter period. Suppose Fields 1 and 3 above were transmitted simultaneously and therefore superpose. In that case we will have a wave field with Circular polarized carrier E = m ( t z v )[cos( t z ) x + sin( t z ) y ] 1 In dispersive media where is a nonlinear function of , narrowband AM can propagate as m ( t z v g ) cos( t z ) x where v g is known as group velocity covered in detail in ECE 450. 2 which has a circular polarized carrier . Since this is just a superpo sition of two dAlembert waves, the accompanying H is easily found to be x y z t = 0 t > CIRCULAR POLARIZATION: Field vector rotates instead of oscillating. The rotation frequency is also the wave frequency....
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 Spring '08
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 Frequency, Impedance

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