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Covariance-Based Vector-Network-Analyzer Uncertainty Analysis for Time- and Frequency-Domain Measurements

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Author(s)

Arkadiusz C. Lewandowski, Dylan F. Williams, Paul D. Hale, Chih-Ming Wang, Andrew M. Dienstfrey

Abstract

We develop a covariance-matrix-based uncertainty analysis for vector-network-analyzer scattering-parameter measurements. The covariance matrix captures all of the measurement uncertainties and statistical correlations between them. This allows the uncertainties of vector-network-analyzer scattering-parameter measurement to be propagated into the uncertainties of other quantities derived from scattering parameters, including temporal waveforms.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume
58
Issue
7

Keywords

covariance matrix, correlation, microwave measurement, scattering parameter, uncertainty, vector network analyzer

Citation

Lewandowski, A. , Williams, D. , Hale, P. , Wang, C. and Dienstfrey, A. (2010), Covariance-Based Vector-Network-Analyzer Uncertainty Analysis for Time- and Frequency-Domain Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2010.2049768 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created June 10, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018