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
Pub Type: Conferences
calibration, electronic calibration unit, measurement, vector network analyzer, verification