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Analysis of Interconnection Networks and Mismatch in the Nose-to-Nose Calibration



Donald C. DeGroot, Paul D. Hale, M. Vanden Bossche, F. Verbeyst, Jan Verspecht


We analyze the input networks of the samplers used in the nose-to-nose calibration method. Our model demonstrates that the required input network conditions are satisfied in this method and shows the interconnection errors are limited to measurement uncertainties of input reflection coefficients and adapter S-parameters utilized during the calibration procedure. Further, the input network model fully includes the effects of mismatch reflections, and we use the model to reconcile nose-to-nose waveform correction methods with traditional signal power measurement techniques.
Proceedings Title
Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf.
Conference Dates
June 15-16, 2000
Conference Location
Boston, MA, USA


broadband measuremnt, microwaves, nose-to-nose calibration, oscilloscope


DeGroot, D. , Hale, P. , Vanden Bossche, M. , Verbeyst, F. and Verspecht, J. (2000), Analysis of Interconnection Networks and Mismatch in the Nose-to-Nose Calibration, Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf., Boston, MA, USA (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021