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Publication Citation: Vector Corrected Noise Temperature Measurements

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Author(s): Mark H. Weatherspoon; Lawrence P. Dunleavy; Ali Boudiaf; James P. Randa;
Title: Vector Corrected Noise Temperature Measurements
Published: June 07, 2002
Abstract: A new one-port noise temperature measurement technique is presented that uses receiver noise parameters for error correction. Improved accuracy in one-port noise temperature measurements made with commercial systems is demonstrated without using isolators. Equations for correcting mismatch errors are developed as part of the available vector noise temperature equation. Results, presented for a C-band solid-state cold noise source and a pair of microwave solid-state noise diodes, are shown to be in good agreement with radiometric measurements of the same sources.
Conference: Intl. Microwave Symp.
Pages: pp. 2253 - 2256
Location: Seattle, WA
Dates: June 2-7, 2002
Keywords: enhanced scalar method;mismatch error;noise;noise temperature;noise temperature measurement;rediometer method;scalar method;vector method;
Research Areas: Electronics & Telecommunications, Microwave Measurement Services, Electromagnetics
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