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Use of Electronic Calibration Units for Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification

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Author(s)

Dylan F. Williams, Arkadiusz C. Lewandowski, Denis X. LeGolvan, Ronald A. Ginley, Chih-Ming Wang, Jolene D. Splett

Abstract

We present measurements indicating that electronic calibration units are stable enough to be used in place of mechanical vector-network-analyzer verification artifacts. This enables a new fully automated approach to verifying microwave vector-network-analyzer calibrations with a single computer-controlled electronic verification artifact. The new system presents verification results in easy-to-understand performance metrics that, unlike those derived from measurements of mechanical verification artifacts, are independent of the actual artifacts employed.
Proceedings Title
74th Automatic Radio Frequency Technology Group (ARFTG) Microwave Measurement Symposium
Conference Dates
December 1-4, 2009
Conference Location
Boulder, CO

Keywords

calibration, electronic calibration unit, measurement, vector network analyzer, verification

Citation

Williams, D. , Lewandowski, A. , LeGolvan, D. , Ginley, R. , Wang, C. and Splett, J. (2010), Use of Electronic Calibration Units for Vector-Network-Analyzer Verification, 74th Automatic Radio Frequency Technology Group (ARFTG) Microwave Measurement Symposium, Boulder, CO, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/ARFTG74.2009.5439107 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created July 30, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018