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How would one define waveguide cal kit with sliding load?

Question asked by drkirkby on Jun 22, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2014 by drkirkby
As far as I am aware, none of the Agilent waveguide calibration kits include a sliding load. I am trying to work out the best/easiest way to define a waveguide cal kit that has the following properties 

* lamba/8 offset short
* 3*lamba/8 offset short
* sliding load. 

I suspect that trying to modify the simplest kit would be a struggle, but the following *might* work and be the most painless way. 

1) Start with an 85052B, which is 3.5 mm kit with sliding loads. (Unlike the 85054B N-kit, the coefficients are the same for males and females on the 3.5 mm kit)
2) Modify the offset delay of an short to be the offset delay of the 3*lambda/8 short
3) Modify the offset delay of the open to be be offset delay of the lambda/8
4) Change names of "SHORT" & "OPEN" to "3/8 SHORT" and "1/8 SHORT" 
5) Set calibration type to waveguide
6) Set impedance to 1 Ohm
7) Set the cutoff frequency of the waveguide. 

I want to do this on an 8720D. 

Can anyone suggest the best way? 

PS, the 8720 series files are still not right for the X11644A. 

Dave  

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