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Reflection Coefficient vs Return Loss vs VSWR

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Reflection Coefficient

Reflection Coefficient(RC) = Vreflected/Vincident = (Zl-Z0)/(Zl+Z0)
Transmission Coefficient(TC) = ((2Zl)/(Zl+Z0))
Where, Characteristic Impedance, Z0= Sqrt((R+jWL)/(R+jWC))
Zl is Load Impedance.

Reflection coefficient to Return Loss conversion

Return Loss = -20 Log|RC|

Reflection coefficient to VSWR conversion

VSWR= (1+|RC|)/(1-|RC|)

VSWR to Return Loss conversion

Return Loss(RL) = 20 Log ((VSWR+1)/(VSWR-1))

Return Loss to VSWR conversion

VSWR = (10RL/20+1)/(10RL/20-1)

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