Propagating Measurement Uncertainty to Microwave Amplifier Nonlinear Behavioral Models

Published: February 01, 2019


Dylan F. Williams, Laurence T. Stant, Martin J. Salter, Nick M. Ridler, Peter Aaen


We propagate for the first time correlated measurement uncertainties into a nonlinear behavioral model of a millimetre-wave amplifier. We make use of the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework to evaluate the uncertainties in large-signal electromagnetic wave measurements of an amplifier, followed by the extraction of X-parameters using an industry standard algorithm. This extracted model is included as a component in a circuit simulator to evaluate gain and efficiency incorporating measurement uncertainty.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume: 67
Issue: 2
Pub Type: Journals

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Measurement uncertainty, microwave amplifiers, power amplifiers, microwave measurement, parameter extraction
Created February 01, 2019, Updated April 04, 2019