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Developing Models for a 0.8 mm Coaxial VNA Calibration Kit within the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework

Published

Author(s)

Jeffrey A. Jargon, Christian J. Long, Ari D. Feldman, Jon Martens

Abstract

We developed models for a 0.8 mm coaxial vector network analyzer (VNA) calibration kit within the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework. First, we created physical models of commercially- available standards and included error mechanisms in each of the standards’ constituent parameters that were utilized to propagate uncertainties. Next, we calibrated a network analyzer with this calibration kit and compared measurements and uncertainties of two verification devices with data provided by the manufacturer. We found the measurements agreed to within their respective uncertainties.
Proceedings Title
94th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference
Conference Dates
January 26-29, 2020
Conference Location
San Antonio, TX

Keywords

calibration, coaxial, physical models, uncertainty, vector network analyzer, verification

Citation

Jargon, J. , Long, C. , Feldman, A. and Martens, J. (2020), Developing Models for a 0.8 mm Coaxial VNA Calibration Kit within the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework, 94th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference, San Antonio, TX, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=928376 (Accessed October 26, 2021)
Created January 28, 2020, Updated February 10, 2020