Noise temperature of an electronic tuner for noise parameter measurement systems
Paper in proceedings, 2012

In this paper, the noise temperature of an electronic tuner is determined and its significance for the suitability of such tuners in noise parameter measurement systems discussed. The noise temperature of the tuner was found to be higher than the ambient room temperature in the laboratory and vary significantly between tuner states. For impedance states with small input reflections coefficients, the excess noise temperature is around 25 K. For some of the states with higher reflection coefficients, this figure increases, reaching around 45 K at |Γ| = 0.75. Unless accounted for, this leads to errors in noise parameter extraction when using an electronic tuner in noise parameter measurements.

Author

Olle Axelsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Mattias Thorsell

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Kristoffer Andersson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Jörgen Stenarson

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Yves Rolain

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

79th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference: Non-Linear Measurement Systems, ARFTG 2012, Montreal, QC: 22 June through 22 June 2012

Article number 6291197-

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/ARFTG79.2012.6291197

ISBN

978-146731230-1

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