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Propagating Measurement Uncertainty to Microwave Amplifier Nonlinear Behavioral Models

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

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

Keywords

Measurement uncertainty, microwave amplifiers, power amplifiers, microwave measurement, parameter extraction
Created February 1, 2019, Updated April 4, 2019