The legendary Smith chart inventor's classic reference book describes how the chart is used for designing lumped element and transmission line circuits. 

Provides tutorial material on transmission line theory and behavior, circuit representation on the chart, matching networks, network transformations and broadband matching. Includes a new chapter with examples designs and description of the winSMITH software accessory.

Supplementary material files can be found on IET Digital Library.

Book contents





1. Guided Wave Propagation 

2. Waveguide Electrical Parameters 

3. Smith Chart Construction 

4. Losses and Voltage-Current Representations 

5. Waveguide Phase Representations 

6. Equivalent Circuit Representations of Impedance and Admittance 

7. Expanded Smith Chart 

8. Waveguide Transmission Coefficient 

9. Waveguide Impedance and Admittance Matching 

10. Network Impedance Transformations 

11. Measurements of Standing Waves 

12. Negative Smith Chart 

13. Special Uses of the Smith Chart 

14. Smith Chart Instruments 

15. winSMITH Operation 







About the author

Phillip H. Smith, 1905-1987. Phillip Smith earned his BSEE degree at Tufts College, majoring in electrical communications. He worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1928 to 1970. He is the creator of the Smith Chart for use in solving transmission line problems and this was put into use at the M.I.T. Radiation Laboratory and other sites. 

He holds 20 U.S. patents in the microwave filed, including the basic patent on the transmission line matching stub the Cloverleaf Antenna, and the optimum power ratio coaxial transmission line. Mr. Smith also worked with the Signal Corps laboratories on radar. Later, he worked on early microwave radar antenna developments for submarine use under W.H. Doherty. Phil was active in the IRE and later the IEEE from 1947 on.

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