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Publication Citation: Use of Electronic Calibration Units for Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification

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Author(s): Dylan F. Williams; Arkadiusz C. Lewandowski; Denis X. LeGolvan; Ronald A. Ginley; Chih-Ming Wang; Jolene D. Splett;
Title: Use of Electronic Calibration Units for Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification
Published: July 30, 2010
Abstract: We present measurements indicating that electronic calibration units are stable enough to be used in place of mechanical vector-network-analyzer verification artifacts. This enables a new fully automated approach to verifying microwave vector-network-analyzer calibrations with a single computer-controlled electronic verification artifact. The new system presents verification results in easy-to-understand performance metrics that, unlike those derived from measurements of mechanical verification artifacts, are independent of the actual artifacts employed.
Proceedings: 74th Automatic Radio Frequency Technology Group (ARFTG) Microwave Measurement Symposium
Pages: pp. 1 - 8
Location: Boulder, CO
Dates: December 1-4, 2009
Keywords: calibration,electronic calibration unit,measurement,vector network analyzer,verification
Research Areas: Electrical Metrology
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