Thermoelectric power sensors are widely used in commercial power meters at radio frequency (RF) and microwaves (MWs), due to their superior robustness, stability, and accuracy if compared with other types of power sensors. Furthermore, their electrical architecture and related performance turned out to be very useful in the realization of the broadband primary power standards as alternative to resistive power sensors, i.e., bolometers. Hereby, we present a comparison in terms of effective efficiency of a thermoelectric sensor calibrated by applying two different methods of power substitution when used as thermal load in a coaxial microcalorimeter at RF and MWs. The aim is to test a technology that could enable the realization of a primary RF/MW power standard independently of the assumption of unitary efficiency at the dc (or low frequency) reference power.

RF/MW Power Standard Realization Without Unitary Efficiency Assumption at DC/LF / Oberto, Luca; Brunetti, Luciano. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. - ISSN 0018-9456. - 67:4(2018), pp. 925-929. [10.1109/TIM.2018.2791205]

RF/MW Power Standard Realization Without Unitary Efficiency Assumption at DC/LF

Oberto, Luca
;
Brunetti, Luciano
2018

Abstract

Thermoelectric power sensors are widely used in commercial power meters at radio frequency (RF) and microwaves (MWs), due to their superior robustness, stability, and accuracy if compared with other types of power sensors. Furthermore, their electrical architecture and related performance turned out to be very useful in the realization of the broadband primary power standards as alternative to resistive power sensors, i.e., bolometers. Hereby, we present a comparison in terms of effective efficiency of a thermoelectric sensor calibrated by applying two different methods of power substitution when used as thermal load in a coaxial microcalorimeter at RF and MWs. The aim is to test a technology that could enable the realization of a primary RF/MW power standard independently of the assumption of unitary efficiency at the dc (or low frequency) reference power.
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