— 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.
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements
, Gu, D.
and Walker, D.
Development of a NIST WR10 Radiometer, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements, Ottawa, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920109
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