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Calibration Comparison Method for Vector Network Analyzers



Roger Marks, Jeffrey A. Jargon, John R. Juroshek


We present a technique for comparing the scattering parameter measurements made with respect to two vector network analyzer calibrations. This method determines the worst-case measurement error bounds on any calibration from a benchmark calibration, assuming the two are similar to first order. We illustrate our method by examining the differences between an open-short-load-thru (OSLT) and a sliding load calibration, both of which are available commercially on a variety of vector network analyzers.
Proceedings Title
Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf.
Conference Dates
December 5-6, 1996
Conference Location
Clearwater, FL


Marks, R. , Jargon, J. and Juroshek, J. (1996), Calibration Comparison Method for Vector Network Analyzers, Tech Dig., Auto. RF Tech. Group Conf., Clearwater, FL, [online], (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created December 1, 1996, Updated November 10, 2018