Six-Port Reflectometer Publications

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Basic Articles about the Six-Port Reflectometer

In this section, you can find some basic articles explaining the operation of the six-port reflectometer. These articles were published in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

All articles in this section were written by employees of the National Bureau of Standards (today's NIST) and are "U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. Copyright."

G. F. Engen, "The six-port reflectometer: An alternative network analyzer," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-25, pp. 1075-1080, Dec. 1977.
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Complete article (PDF, 679900 bytes)

G. F. Engen, "An improved circuit for implementing the six-port technique of microwave measurements," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-25, pp. 1080-1083, Dec. 1977.
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Complete article (PDF, 359210 bytes)

G. F. Engen, "Calibrating the six-port reflectometer by means of sliding terminations," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-26, pp. 951-957, Dec. 1978.
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G. F. Engen and C. A. Hoer, "'Thru-reflect-line': An improved technique for calibrating the dual six-port automatic network analyzer," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-27, pp. 987-993, Dec. 1979.
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Complete article (PDF, 741854 bytes)

C. A. Hoer, "Performance of a dual six-port automatic network analyzer," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-27, pp. 993-998, Dec. 1979.
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G. F. Engen, "A least squares solution for use in the six-port measurement technique," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-28, pp. 1473-1477, Dec. 1980.
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J. R. Juroshek and C. A. Hoer, "A dual six-port network analyzer using diode detectors," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-32, pp. 78-82, Jan. 1984.
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J. R. Juroshek and C. A. Hoer, "A high-power automatic network analyzer for measuring the RF power absorbed by biological samples in a TEM cell," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-32, pp. 818-824, Aug. 1984.
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J. R. Juroshek and C. A. Hoer, "A technique for extending the dynamic range of the dual six-port network analyzer," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-33, pp. 453-459, June 1985.
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G. F. Engen, "On-line accuracy assessment for the dual six-port ANA: Background and theory," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. IM-36, pp. 501-506, June 1987.
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R. M. Judish and G. F. Engen, "On-line accuracy assessment for the dual six-port ANA: Statistical methods for random errors," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. IM-36, pp. 507-513, June 1987.
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C. A. Hoer, "On-line accuracy assessment for the dual six-port ANA: Treatment of systematic errors," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. IM-36, pp. 514-519, June 1987.
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Complete article (PDF, 1181219 bytes)

J. R. Juroshek, "On-line accuracy assessment for the dual six-port ANA: Experimental results," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. IM-36, pp. 520-523, June 1987.
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C. A. Hoer and G. F. Engen, "On-line accuracy assessment for the dual six-port ANA: Extension to nonmating connectors," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. IM-36, pp. 524-529, June 1987.
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My Own Articles

The following three articles summarize the main results of my PhD thesis. Before you try to understand them, I would suggest that you first read at least a few of the basic articles above, especially those that I reference in my own articles.

These three articles were published in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. For them, this copyright notice applies:

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F. Wiedmann, B. Huyart, E. Bergeault, and L. Jallet, "New structure for a six-port reflectometer in monolithic microwave integrated-circuit technology," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. 46, pp. 527-530, Apr. 1997.
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J. Hesselbarth, F. Wiedmann, and B. Huyart, "Two new six-port reflectometers covering very large bandwidths," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. 46, pp. 966-969, Aug. 1997.
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F. Wiedmann, B. Huyart, E. Bergeault, and L. Jallet, "A new robust method for six-port reflectometer calibration," IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., vol. 48, pp. 927-931, Oct. 1999.
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Complete article (PDF, 108338 bytes)
Implementation of the calibration method (ZIP)

My PhD Thesis

This is my complete PhD thesis. It is available in French only. However, even if you don't read French, some of the equations, figures, or references might still be useful for you.

Of course, the copyright for this thesis is retained by myself and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. Please refer to the note at the top of this page.

Abstract in French and English (HTML)
Complete PhD thesis in French (PDF, 1254637 bytes)
Complete PhD thesis in French (zipped PostScript, 627906 bytes)


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