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A New Electronic Verification Method for Vector Network Analyzers

Published

Author(s)

Ronald A. Ginley, Dylan F. Williams, Denis X. LeGolvan

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently introduced a new method for the verification of Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). The technique is based on the new electronic calibration units that are available from several manufacturers. Using data obtained from different states of the electronic calibration unit the user can compare their measurements against those of NIST with NIST's uncertainty identified. Additionally, the users can compare the calibration based on their data against NIST's calibration based on the same electronic calibration unit. The resultant is a single figure-of-merit that incorporates the entire measurement process. In this paper we will cover a description of the new technique and results from trial runs that have been conducted.
Proceedings Title
CPEM 2010: Conference on Precision Electromagnetics Measurement 2010
Conference Dates
June 14-18, 2010
Conference Location
Daejon

Keywords

Vector Network Analyzer, verification, calibration

Citation

Ginley, R. , Williams, D. and LeGolvan, D. (2010), A New Electronic Verification Method for Vector Network Analyzers, CPEM 2010: Conference on Precision Electromagnetics Measurement 2010, Daejon, -1, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/CPEM.2010.5544758 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created June 13, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018