A multiresonance method for measuring the reflection coefficient in a waveguide
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A new method for measuring the complex reflection coefficient in rectangular waveguides using a scalar network analyzer is proposed. This method is based on measurements of the resonance characteristics of a quasi-resonator, i.e., a portion of the waveguide between a reflecting object on one side and an object with a known scattering matrix on the other side. One advantage of the multiresonance technique is that simultaneous analysis is performed for the entire set of resonance frequencies, which substantially increases the accuracy in finding the reflection coefficient. The errors in measuring the magnitude and phase of the reflection coefficient in actual experiments were close to 0.015 and 1.5°, respectively.
KeywordsReflection Physical Chemistry Resonance Frequency Network Analyzer Reflection Coefficient
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