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Who would have guessed that Pamela Anderson would be wearing a T-shirt with a Smith Chart on it? Too bad it isn't an RF Cafe T-shirt! 

Throughout the years, I have seen quite a few examples of art that depicts Phillip H. Smith's famous Smith Chart, created by techie types. Its array of circles and semicircles is attractive even to people who have no idea what it is. To wit, it is hard to conceive of Pamela Anderson appreciating the gravity of the Smith Chart design on the front of her T−shirt in this photo. From a purely technical standpoint, there appears to be a lot of ripple in the response, which being biased toward the upper half of the chart makes it inductive. Note from my "RF Engineers - We Are the World's Matchmakers" design (to the right), where the bulk of the "Forbidden Region" areas lie on the shirt. Hmmm, maybe she does understand the Smith Chart ... but I digress. After an extensive Internet search using multiple search engines, I was able to come up with these other examples of Smith Chart Art™. If you know of any other works (including your own), please send me the information and I will add them to this page. Here is a good list of Smith Chart resources here.

Prof. Aziz Inan of the U. of Portland had is students create some Smith Chart art - RF Cafe

Prof. Aziz Inan of the U. of Portland had his students create some Smith Chart art on the August 29th, 25th anniversary of Phillip Smith's death.

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Smith Chart found on the Deviant Art website by chemb0t (Modern Alchemist)

Smith Chart  for the Kanagawa Art Festival Poster 1984 - RF Cafe

Smith Chart on the Kanagawa Art Festival Poster 1984.

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This milled wood Smith Chart coaster was sent to me by website visitor Enrique R, of Norcross, GA.

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£2 coin from the British Royal Mint released in 2001 as a tribute to Guglielmo Marconi has a Smith Chart on the reverse side.

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This Smith Chart was found on MySpace.

Agilent's Educator's Corner Smith Chart cartoon - RF Cafe

Agilent's Educator's Corner Smith Chart cartoon.

Smith Chart Sundial for the Columbia College in Columbia, MD, by Creative Form Liners - RF Cafe

Smith Chart Sundial for the Columbia College in Columbia, MD, by Creative Form Liners.

Smith Chart tattoo on the arm of Christopher Sanabria - RF Cafe

A Smith Chart tattoo on the arm of Christopher Sanabria.

Smith Chart found on the Deviant Art website - RF Cafe

Smith Chart found on the Deviant Art website by guiding structures.

Omicron Labs Smith Chart cartoon - RF Cafe

Omicron Labs cartoon.

Smith Chart Mosaic at the entrance of the Hewlett Packard Labs building in Palo Alto, CA - RF Cafe

Smith Chart Mosaic at the entrance of the Hewlett Packard Labs building in Palo Alto, CA.

 

Smith Chart quilt by professor Cynthia Furse - RF Cafe

Smith Chart quilt, by Professor Cynthia Furse of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Utah (formerly at Utah State University). She has her students sign when they have finished their design projects. See Dr. Furse's video tutorial series on the Smith Chart.

 

 

Posted September 20, 2023
(updated from original post on 12/5/2008)

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