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Inter-laboratory comparison of S-parameter measurements with dynamic uncertainty evaluation

Singh, D.; Salter, M. J.; Votsi, H.; Ridler, N. M. (2020) Inter-laboratory comparison of S-parameter measurements with dynamic uncertainty evaluation. In: 2020 94th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Symposium (ARFTG), 26-29 January 2020, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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This paper presents results from an interlaboratory comparison of S-parameter measurements where the measurement uncertainty has been evaluated using the dynamic uncertainty option within the PNA vector network analyzer (VNA) from Keysight Technologies. The same devices were measured at two different laboratories (NPL, UK, and the University of Surrey, UK), both using a VNA with the dynamic uncertainty option. Several one- and two-port devices were chosen with a range of different values of reflection and transmission coefficients. The uncertainty of the S-parameter measurements has been evaluated for two different calibration methods (short-open-load-reciprocal and electronic calibration) and these are also reported. The investigation was carried out over the frequency range 100 MHz to 26 GHz which covers many of today¿s RF and microwave applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Network Analyzer, S-parameters, Microwave Calibration, Dynamic Uncertainty
Subjects: Electromagnetics > RF and Microwave
Divisions: Electromagnetic & Electrochemical Technologies
Identification number/DOI: 10.1109/ARFTG47584.2020.9071655
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2020 14:52
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8961

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