on network analyzer E5071C,

when testing two identical connectors connected one against the other, I get the measurement of the cascade; is there a way to process the S-parameter file in order to get the half circuit measurement (and S-parameters), hence having one connector's characterization? This would be very useful since I don't have any other way to test directly the connectors (i.e. specific adaptors having a sufficient precision level). I understand that this works in the assumption of two identical connectors, which is actually the case; I know that from a mathematical point of view the S-parameter matrix should be transformed in a T-matrix, squared, and then back again to the S-parameter matrix.

Any solutions will be very welcome!

daniele.valenti@com-tech.it

when testing two identical connectors connected one against the other, I get the measurement of the cascade; is there a way to process the S-parameter file in order to get the half circuit measurement (and S-parameters), hence having one connector's characterization? This would be very useful since I don't have any other way to test directly the connectors (i.e. specific adaptors having a sufficient precision level). I understand that this works in the assumption of two identical connectors, which is actually the case; I know that from a mathematical point of view the S-parameter matrix should be transformed in a T-matrix, squared, and then back again to the S-parameter matrix.

Any solutions will be very welcome!

daniele.valenti@com-tech.it

i.e. Does it use T-parameters or ABCD matrices. Which assumptions are made and how do they affect the matrices?

http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb ... 9466EN.pdf