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Leakage Effects on Microwave Power Measurements



Ronald A. Ginley, Denis X. LeGolvan, Ann F. Monke


Microwave power measurements are used to support almost every every segment of the microwave electronics industry. It is very important for these measurements to be as accurate as possible. Recently we have found several different problems that affect microwave power measurements. One of the main problems is leakage of the microwave energy through the microwave power sensors. This paper will explore some of the effects this leakage energy has on different parts of microwave power measurement systems and the power measurement process and possible ways of handling the errors that are associated with this energy.
Proceedings Title
Measurement Science Conference Digest
Conference Dates
January 22-26, 2007
Conference Location
Long Beach, CA, USA


effective efficiency, leakage, microwave power, reflection coefficient


Ginley, R. , LeGolvan, D. and Monke, A. (2007), Leakage Effects on Microwave Power Measurements, Measurement Science Conference Digest, Long Beach, CA, USA (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created January 25, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021