Software Tools for Uncertainty Evaluation in VNA Measurements: A Comparative Study

Published: June 09, 2017

Author(s)

Gustavo Avolio, Dylan F. Williams, Michael R. Frey, Sarah B. Streett, Dominique Schreurs, Andrea Ferrero, Michael Dieudonne

Abstract

We compared three software tools designed for scattering-parameter measurement uncertainty evaluation. These tools propagate uncertainty to calibrated S-parameters by means of a sensitivity analysis. We also validated the sensitivity analysis with Monte-Carlo simulations performed with one of the software tools and the Keysight ADS circuit simulator.
Proceedings Title: Advanced Technologies for Communications
Conference Dates: June 9, 2017
Conference Location: Honolulu, HI
Conference Title: 89th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium
Pub Type: Conferences

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Keywords

Microwave measurements, Monte-Carlo simulations, sensitivity analysis, S-parameters, uncertainty
Created June 09, 2017, Updated March 07, 2019