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Development of a NIST WR10 Radiometer



Jack T. Surek, Dazhen Gu, Dave K. Walker


— This paper describes the development of a waveguide radiometer to measure noise from millimeter wave electronic components across the full WR10 band from 75 GHz to 110 GHz. DUT noise temperature is estimated based on comparison with room temperature and 77K noise standards, a standard physical approach in other NIST microwave radiometers. As wireless communications progresses towards millimeter wave systems, noise characterization of related components and subsystems becomes essential. This is particularly true in receiver electronics. We report our progress in the design, construction and verification of this new WR10 radiometer for millimeter wave noise metrology at the NIST.
Proceedings Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements
Conference Dates
July 10-15, 2016
Conference Location
Ottawa, CA


Noise metrology, radiometry, millimeter waves, WR10 band, waveguide radiometer


Surek, J. , Gu, D. and Walker, D. (2016), Development of a NIST WR10 Radiometer, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements, Ottawa, CA, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created August 10, 2016, Updated April 8, 2022