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A Six-Port Reflectometer Calibration Using Wilkinson Power Divider

Traii Moubarek1 and Ali Gharsallah1
  • 1 Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia

Abstract

A new calibration method for a six-port reflectometer which minimizes the effect of power measurement errors is presented. It is based on the power divider correlator to obtain estimates of the six-port calibration constants. The calibration procedure is to determine the constants that govern the operation of the six-port from the measurement of power or output ports tensions by placing five to eleven standard loads in succession to DUT. A load and four offset shorts are used as reflection standards. Computer simulation results are presented to show that the described procedure substantially reduces the overall error in the calibration constants.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 2, 2016, 274-280

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.274.280

Submitted On: 28 December 2015 Published On: 17 March 2016

How to Cite: Moubarek, T. & Gharsallah, A. (2016). A Six-Port Reflectometer Calibration Using Wilkinson Power Divider. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9(2), 274-280. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.274.280

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Keywords

  • Calibration Program Six-Port Junction
  • Reflectometer
  • Power Divider