Development of a SOLT Calibration Setup for SAW Sensor Characterization

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 109)


In this paper is reported the development and validation of a calibration kit, made of standard loads, specifically dedicated to SAW resonators, with TO39 package. By using this calibration kit it is possible to perform a SOLT (Short Open Load Thru) VNA (Vectorial Network Analyzer) calibration, allowing the deembedding of the package parasitic effects in a frequency range up to 500 MHz. The developed calibration kit was employed in the characterization of a SAW sensor based on PMA as sensing material for ethanol monitoring.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Matter Physics and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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