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A Multiport Measurement System for Complex Distortion Measurements of Nonlinear Microwave Systems

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3 Author(s)
El-deeb, W.S. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada ; Boulejfen, N. ; Ghannouchi, F.M.

An effective multiport measurement system for the characterization of N-port nonlinear microwave devices is proposed. The proposed measurement system has the capability of measuring the S-parameters of linear microwave circuits and the amplitude-modulation-to-amplitude-modulation (AM/AM) and amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation (AM/PM) conversions for fundamental and harmonic frequencies for nonlinear microwave devices on single-step measurement without any need for reconnection or change in the calibration technique or measurement setup. It is found suitable that the proposed system can accurately quantify the impact of crosstalk on the performance of multibranch amplifiers and multiport nonlinear microwave systems in terms of power efficiency and signal distortion.

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 2010

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