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Recommended Practices for Calibrated Millimeter-Wave Modulated-Signal Measurements



Paritosh Manurkar, Joshua Kast, Dylan Williams, Rob Horansky, Dan Kuester, Kate Remley


In a millimeter-wave modulated-signal measurement system with several calibration reference planes, we want the measured signal to be a close replica of the ideal signal at the reference plane which connects the near-ideal measured signal to subsequent applications, such as, over-the-air measurements. Recommended practices to transfer reference planes in such a situation are described here to ensure availability of a calibrated signal at the correct reference plane. Our work also highlights and demonstrates design choices to minimize the impact of receiver mismatch when using the calibrated modulated signal for subsequent applications.
Conference Dates
January 22-25, 2023
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV, US
Conference Title
100th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference


Digitally modulated signals, error vector magnitude, predistortion, reference planes, uncertainty analysis, wireless systems.


Manurkar, P. , Kast, J. , Williams, D. , Horansky, R. , Kuester, D. and Remley, K. (2023), Recommended Practices for Calibrated Millimeter-Wave Modulated-Signal Measurements, 100th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference, Las Vegas, NV, US, [online],, (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created June 14, 2023, Updated July 14, 2023