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Kicking the Tires of the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework,



Ronald A. Ginley


As with anything new, especially metrology tools, you want to know how good the new tool is. This is generally done through comparisons with existing systems. In this paper such a comparison is described. The new NIST method of processing measurements and uncertainties, the Microwave Uncertainty Framework will be compared to the established NIST method for measuring one and two-port scattering-parameters. The setup of the comparison, results, and a discussion of the results will be covered. This paper, Part 1, will cover the comparison of the responses generated by the different methods. Part 2 will discuss the comparison of the uncertainties calculated by the different approaches.
Conference Dates
December 6-9, 2016
Conference Location
Austin, TX
Conference Title
88th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium


Microwave measurements, coaxial connectors, s-parameters, uncertainties


Ginley, R. (2016), Kicking the Tires of the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework,, 88th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium, Austin, TX, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created December 8, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020