Dual Channel IF Substitution Measurement System for Microwave Attenuation Standard

Anton WIDARTA  Tomoteru KAWAKAMI  Kazunari SUZUKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.8    pp.1580-1583
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
attenuation,  standard,  measurement,  microwave,  heterodyne,  

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An attenuation measurement system, which employs a traceable inductive voltage divider (IVD) at 1 kHz as a reference standard and dual channel intermediate frequency (IF) substitution method, is developed as an attenuation standard in the frequency range of 5 GHz to 12 GHz. The basic properties of the system are experimentally investigated and the expanded standard uncertainty of the system is estimated to be 0.0018 dB for 20 dB and 0.026 dB for 80 dB attenuation.