Propagating Measurement Uncertainty to Microwave Amplifier Nonlinear Behavioral Models

📅 2018-11-01✍️ L.T. Stant , M.J. Salter , N.M. Ridler , D.F. Williams , P.H. Aaen📚 IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Techn.🎯 article
We propagate for the first time correlated measurement uncertainties into a nonlinear behavioral model of a millimeter-wave amplifier. We make use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Microwave Uncertainty Frameworkto evaluate the uncertainties in large-signal electromagnetic wave measurements of an amplifier, followed by the extraction of X-parameters using an industry standard algorithm. This extracted model is included as a component in a circuit simulator to evaluate gain and efficiency incorporating measurement uncertainty.
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Laurence Stant
Laurence Stant
RF and Electronic Engineer. PhD.