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Robust SOLT and Alternative Calibrations for Four-Sampler Vector Network Analyzers

Published

Author(s)

Jeffrey Jargon, Roger Marks, D. K. Rytting

Abstract

This paper assesses the accuracy of several proposed lumped-element calibration techniques for four-sampler vector network analyzers in the face of imperfectly defined standards. We find that these methods offer a wide range of accuracies, depending on the standrds and how well they can be modeled. We introduce a new robust short-open-load-thru calibratin that requires the same measurement and computational effort as traditional methods, but provides much better accuracy in transmission measurements and slightly better accuracy in reflection measurements.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume
47

Keywords

alternative, calibration, lumped element, short-open-load-thru, vector network analyzer

Citation

Jargon, J. , Marks, R. and Rytting, D. (1999), Robust SOLT and Alternative Calibrations for Four-Sampler Vector Network Analyzers, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created September 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021