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Physical Models for 2.4 mm and 3.5 mm Coaxial VNA Calibration Kits Developed within the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework

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Author(s)

Jeffrey A. Jargon, Chihyun Cho, Dylan F. Williams, Paul D. Hale

Abstract

We develop physical models of commercially available 2.4 mm and 3.5 mm coaxial calibration kits for vector network analyzers. These models support multiline thru-reflect-line (TRL) and open-short-load-thru (OSLT) calibrations, and include error mechanisms in each of the standards’constituent parameters that can be utilized by the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework to propagate uncertainties. For both connector sizes, we calibrate a network analyzer using the two calibration methods, and compare measurements and uncertainties made on a number of verification devices. In both cases, we show that the two calibrations agree to within their respective uncertainties.
Proceedings Title
85th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium
Conference Dates
May 22, 2015
Conference Location
Phoenix, AZ

Keywords

calibration, coaxial, physical models, uncertainty, vector network analyzer, verification

Citation

Jargon, J. , Cho, C. , Williams, D. and Hale, P. (2015), Physical Models for 2.4 mm and 3.5 mm Coaxial VNA Calibration Kits Developed within the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework, 85th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/ARFTG.2015.7162913 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created May 22, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018