# The Lossless Transmission Line - ITTC

1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 1/4. The Lossless Transmission Line Say a Transmission line is Lossless ( , R=G=0); the Transmission line equations are then significantly simplified! Characteristic Impedance R + j L. Z0 =. G + j C. j L. =. j C. L. =. C. Note the characteristic impedance of a Lossless Transmission line is purely real ( , Im{Z0} =0)! Propagation Constant = ( R + j L)( G + j C ). = ( j L)( j C ). = 2LC. = j LC. The wave propagation constant is purely imaginary! Jim Stiles The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of EECS. 1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 2/4. In other words, for a Lossless Transmission line: = 0 and = LC. Voltage and Current The complex functions describing the magnitude and phase of the voltage/current at every location z along a Transmission line are for a Lossless line are: V ( z ) = V0+ e j z + V0 e + j z V0+ j z V0 + j z I( z ) = e e Z0 Z0.

transmission line parameters L and C: 21 fLC π λ β == 1 v p LC ω β == p Unless otherwise indicated, we will use the lossless equations to approximate the behavior of a low-loss transmission line. Q: Oh please, continue wasting my valuable time. We both know that a erfectly lossless transmission line is a physical impossibility. A: True ...

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1 1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 1/4. The Lossless Transmission Line Say a Transmission line is Lossless ( , R=G=0); the Transmission line equations are then significantly simplified! Characteristic Impedance R + j L. Z0 =. G + j C. j L. =. j C. L. =. C. Note the characteristic impedance of a Lossless Transmission line is purely real ( , Im{Z0} =0)! Propagation Constant = ( R + j L)( G + j C ). = ( j L)( j C ). = 2LC. = j LC. The wave propagation constant is purely imaginary! Jim Stiles The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of EECS. 1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 2/4. In other words, for a Lossless Transmission line: = 0 and = LC. Voltage and Current The complex functions describing the magnitude and phase of the voltage/current at every location z along a Transmission line are for a Lossless line are: V ( z ) = V0+ e j z + V0 e + j z V0+ j z V0 + j z I( z ) = e e Z0 Z0.

2 Line Impedance The complex function describing the impedance at every point along a Lossless Transmission line is: V(z) V0+ e j z + V0 e + j z Z(z) = = Z0 + j z I( z ) V0 e V0 e + j z Reflection Coefficient The complex function describing the reflection at every point along a Lossless Transmission line is: V0 e + j z V0 + j 2 z (z ) = + j z = + e V0 e V0. Jim Stiles The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of EECS. 1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 3/4. Wavelength and Phase Velocity We can now explicitly write the wavelength and propagation velocity of the two Transmission line waves in terms of Transmission line parameters L and C: 2 1. = =. f LC. 1. vp = =. LC. Q: Oh please, continue wasting my valuable time.

3 We both know that a perfectly Lossless Transmission line is a physical impossibility. A: True! However, a low- loss line is possible in fact, it is typical! If R L and G C , we find that the Lossless Transmission line equations are excellent approximations! Unless otherwise indicated, we will use the Lossless equations to approximate the behavior of a low- loss Transmission line. Jim Stiles The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of EECS. 1/20/2005 The Lossless Transmission 4/4. The lone exception is when determining the attenuation of a long Transmission line. For that case we will use the approximation: 1 R . + GZ 0 . 2 Z0 . where Z 0 = L C . A summary of Lossless Transmission line equations L.

4 Z0 = = j LC. C. V0+ j z V0 + j z V ( z ) = V0 e + j z + V0 e + j z I( z ) = e e Z0 Z0. V0+ e j z + V0 e + j z Z ( z ) = Z0 + j z V0 e V0 e + j z V + ( z ) = V0+ e j z V ( z ) = V0 e + j z V0 + j 2 z (z ) = + e V0. 1 1. = LC = vp =. f LC LC. Jim Stiles The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of EECS.