Optimization of a Broadband Vector Network Analyzer Calibration

Leszek J. Opalski

Abstract

This paper presents a novel, three-stage approach to optimum selection of calibration standard lengths for broadband Vector Network Analyzers (VNA). First, an initial standard D-optimal calibration selection problem is reformulated such as to eliminate redundant locally optimal solutions. Second, good quality basic solution to the calibration selection problem is found, as a result of analytic investigation of the problem properties. Finally, a multistep numeric bi-criterion optimization procedure with variable frequency range is proposed to generate a set of candidate solutions, with different relationship of bandwidth and ripple of the normalized determinant of the Fisher matrix. Example results demonstrate high quality of the solutions found and high efficiency of the proposed optimization-based approach.
Author Leszek J. Opalski (FEIT / PE)
Leszek J. Opalski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Pages89031W-1-89031W-7
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, vol. 8903, 2013, SPIE P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA , SPIE, ISBN 9780819497857, [ISSN 0277-786X ], 410 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2049644
Keywords in EnglishVector Network Analyzer (VNA), calibration, measurement uncertainty, design of experiments, bi-criterion optimization
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.2035317
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 1.0
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