Williams, Wyman L. and Compton, Richard C. and Rutledge, David B. (1988) Elf: computer automation and error correction for a microwave network analyzer. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 37 (1). pp. 95-100. ISSN 0018-9456 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WILieeetim88
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A microwave measurement system has been developed that combines a personal computer (PC) and an conventional vector network analyzer to yield a full complex-error-corrected automatic network analyzer. The system consists of a Hewlett-Packard HP 8410C network analyzer, an HP 8350B sweep oscillator, and an IBM PC. A program called Elf runs on the PC, performing calibration and measurement algorithms and providing a flexible, menu-oriented user interface. The system, when calibrated, achieves a worst-case measurement error vector of magnitude ≤ 0.02 for transmission and reflection coefficient measurements over the 2-12.4-GHz frequency range and has a measurement speed of three frequency points/s. Elf provides an inexpensive method for upgrading the HP 8410 to achieve the high accuracy of an automatic network analyzer.
|Additional Information:||© Copyright 1988 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received May 14, 1987; revised July 27, 1987. This work was supported in part by Caltech's Program in Advanced Technology, the National Science Foundation, and the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The authors thank B. Allen of TRW and S. Weinreb of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for helpful discussion and suggestions during the development of Elf.|
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