RF System Development for Sensor and Wireless Communication Applications Inside a Circular Pipe

Konstantinos Kossenas, Symon K. Podilchak, Martin Beveridge

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The design of a wireless RF communication system, for propagation inside a circular metallic pipe is presented. A PCB antenna which is operational at 2.4 GHz is employed for the transceiver. Some lab measurements and simulations are reported, considering a 2 m length of metal pipe which is analyzed as an overmoded metallic waveguide. The reflection coefficients show that the antennas can be operational inside the pipe and the insertion losses were approximately 1 dB between the transceivers. The simulation results are in agreement with the measurements. Also included in the RF system are two software-defined radios, positioned at both ends of the pipe, for data communications. Also some extra attenuation was included in the system as well as additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) to test the system limits in terms of power and the bit error rate (BER), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1143-1144
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166704
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2021
Event2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020 - Virtually, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAntennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1522-3965
ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVirtually, Toronto
Period5/07/2010/07/20

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