A Method to Compare Vector Nonlinear Network Analyzers
Catherine A. Remley, Donald C. DeGroot, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Kuldip Gupta
We address the difficult problem of determining measurement consistency between two vector nonlinear network analyzers, a new class of stimulus-response instruments that acquire multiharmonic waveform data instead of normalized network parameters. We develop a set of nonlinear verification devices and a method to compare the systems, and then demonstrate that measurements from three different nonlinear network analyzers are consistent to within 1.3% of the amplitude of the applied stimulus signal.
Tech. Dig., IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium