Traceable Calibration of a Phase Noise Standard

Laurent-Guy Bernier, Daniel Stalder, Jacques Morel, Jakub Kucera, Stefan Dahinden

Abstract: We report two RF measurement methods that we use for the traceable calibration of an additive phase noise standard (APNS) of the same type as the AM/PM noise standard developed at NIST. The ratio method makes both the carrier and noise measurements traceable to RF power, while the absolute method makes the noise Power Spectral Density (PSD) measurements traceable to a noise temperature in Kelvin. The demonstration that the two independent traceability paths yield compatible uncertainty intervals is a strong validation of the uncertainty models.
Published in: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
January 30 - 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey, California
Pages: 335 - 342
Cite this article: Bernier, Laurent-Guy, Stalder, Daniel, Morel, Jacques, Kucera, Jakub, Dahinden, Stefan, "Traceable Calibration of a Phase Noise Standard," Proceedings of the 48th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Monterey, California, January 2017, pp. 335-342. https://doi.org/10.33012/2017.14992
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