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Interpreting cal kit coefficients

Question asked by stat2883 on Oct 13, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2013 by drkirkby
Hey,  I'm fairly raw with this sort of thing, so maybe its common knowledge and I just don't know it.

I have a R&S cal kit (ZV-Z32).  The components look like they are typical Maury Microwave 3.5mm components, but there are no identifying model numbers.  R&S seem to have just put their labels on them.

Anyway, I want to verify the devices within the kits, but I don't know what the expected phase values of the opens and shorts are.  There is a floppy disk in the kit with a txt file.  Below is a sample of what I'm looking at.  I'm looking at the capacitive and inductive coefficients, but I'm not sure what to plug into my formulas to get the expected phase.  Is there supposed to be an exponent at the end of those values, like E-25 or something?  Other kits I have data for typically have the 4 values ranging from xxxE-15 to xxxE-45 or thereabouts.  Basically, I'm trying to determine what to expect when measuring these devices on an Agilent 8510C.

any help would be great - or even just general information about interpreting and applying these numbers.  As stated, I have a basic understanding, but nothing to the degree that an actual engineer would have.  I'm just a lowly ex-military PMEL tech.

STD_NAME           = OPEN (M)
STD_SER_NO         = 100677
STD_MIN_FREQ       =  0
STD_MAX_FREQ       =  26500000000
STD_LENGTH         =  .004344
STD_LOSS           =  .0047
STD_C0_L0          =  5.627873E-14
STD_C1_L1          =  .09257
STD_C2_L2          = -.00748
STD_C3_L3          =  .00075

STD_NAME           = OPEN (F)
STD_SER_NO         = 100677
STD_MIN_FREQ       =  0
STD_MAX_FREQ       =  26500000000
STD_LENGTH         =  .0043
STD_LOSS           =  .0047
STD_C0_L0          =  5.749802E-14
STD_C1_L1          =  .45648
STD_C2_L2          = -.00717
STD_C3_L3          =  .00043

STD_NAME           = SHORT (M)
STD_SER_NO         = 100677
STD_MIN_FREQ       =  0
STD_MAX_FREQ       =  26500000000
STD_LENGTH         =  .004995
STD_LOSS           =  .0054
STD_C0_L0          =  0
STD_C1_L1          =  0
STD_C2_L2          =  0
STD_C3_L3          =  0

STD_NAME           = SHORT (F)
STD_SER_NO         = 100677
STD_MIN_FREQ       =  0
STD_MAX_FREQ       =  26500000000
STD_LENGTH         =  .005
STD_LOSS           =  .0054
STD_C0_L0          =  0
STD_C1_L1          =  0
STD_C2_L2          =  0
STD_C3_L3          =  0  

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