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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|
|Dates:||December 1-4, 2009|
|Keywords:||calibration,electronic calibration unit,measurement,vector network analyzer,verification|
|Research Areas:||Electrical Metrology|
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ARFTG74.2009.5439107 (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (707KB)|