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Absolute Magnitude and Phase Calibrations



Kate Remley, Paul D. Hale, Dylan Williams


In VNA measurements, the magnitude and phase of a transmitted or reflected wave are measured relative to that of the incident wave. VNA measurements are made a single frequency at a time and each frequency component is acquired relative to the internally generated excitation signal at that frequency. As a result, traditional VNA measurements cannot gie us information on the phase relationships between frequency components since each measurements of a collection of known, linear artifacts, as discussed in Section 4.2. Measurements such as these, based on single-frequency acquisition and realtive calirbations, are useful for finding the linear response of systems such as electronically passive networks.
RF and Microwave Circuits, Measurements, and Modeling
Publisher Info
Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL


Absolute Calibration, Calibration Waveform, High-Speed Digital Signal Measurement, Instrument Impulse Response, Large-Signal Network Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Phase Calibration, Signal-Measurement Instrumentation, Vector Signal Analyzer, Wireless Communication System Measurement


Remley, K. , Hale, P. and Williams, D. (2007), Absolute Magnitude and Phase Calibrations, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created September 30, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021