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Establishing Traceability for SOLT Calibration Kits*

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Author(s)

Ronald A. Ginley

Abstract

Establishing traceability for a measurement is very important so that the results of the measurement can be used in a common framework for comparisons and understanding. The standard source of traceability for Short-Open-Load-Thru (SOLT) calibrations has been through empirical models and is tenuous at best. Additionally, the uncertainties do not contain any information about cross-frequency correlations. This work describes a technique for establishing traceability for SOLT calibration kits with fully correlated uncertainties. The calibrations performed using calibration kits evaluated with this new approach are traceable back to dimensional standards. This paper describes the new technique and shows the results of measurements based on this technique
Conference Dates
November 28-December 1, 2017
Conference Location
Boulder, CO
Conference Title
ARFTG 90th Microwave Measurement Conference

Keywords

Microwave measurements, coaxial connectors s-parameters, uncertainties, calibration kits

Citation

Ginley, R. (2017), Establishing Traceability for SOLT Calibration Kits*, ARFTG 90th Microwave Measurement Conference, Boulder, CO, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=924549 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created November 28, 2017, Updated January 27, 2020