Applications of Backscattering for the Study of Twisted Pair Transmission Lines

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The phenomenon of backscattering in copper cables has been recently observed and initially explicated. It can provide promising techniques to address the problem of loop diagnostic and maintenance. The backscattering is analyzed both in frequency and time domains. To demonstrate the practical use of the phenomenon, we estimate certain properties of the loop using wideband, high-frequency $\selevenf(f)$ measurements performed in the laboratory on real cables. The results corroborate the usefulness and accuracy of the investigated method.


External organisations
  • Ericsson AB
  • Ericsson Telekomunikasyon A.S.
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Telecommunications


  • Attenuation, Backscatter, Backscattering, Bandwidth, electromagnetic modeling, Impedance, instrumentation and measurement techniques, nonuniform transmission lines, Numerical models, Power cables, propagation in complex media, single-ended line test (SELT), time-domain reflectometry (TDR), transmission line theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5230-5237
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number12
Early online date2018 Oct 4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch