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Electronic Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification



Dylan F. Williams, Arkadiusz C. Lewandowski, Denis X. LeGolvan, Ronald A. Ginley


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just introduced a fully electronic measurement verification system for microwave vector-network-analyzer (VNA) calibrations called NISTeVerify. The system allows you to quickly verify VNA calibrations with a single computer-controlled electronic verification artifact. The results are captured in easy-to-understand performance metrics which, unlike those derived from measurements of mechanical verification artifacts, are independent of the actual physical artifacts employed and more completely verify your VNA calibrations than was previously possible. NISTeVerify also allows you to log results directly to NIST servers over the Internet and immediately generate verification reports on site, greatly simplifying record keeping.
IEEE Microwave Magazine


electronic calibration unit, scattering parameters, measurement verification, vector network analyzer


Williams, D. , Lewandowski, A. , LeGolvan, D. and Ginley, R. (2009), Electronic Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification, IEEE Microwave Magazine, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created October 1, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018