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UWB testing with HP8753D - help required!

Question asked by kingofinismac on Oct 8, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2011 by kingofinismac
Hi all,

I've never used a VNA in my life so need some very basic information.

I want to transmit and receive a UWB signal using a VNA. I've heard RF colleagues mention that they use a VNA for some simple tests. They say they perform a frequency sweep and then measure the S11 parameter (same antenna receiving as transmitting). They then use a chirp transform to convert the returns from the frequency domain back into the time-domain.

I've just picked up a HP8753D VNA, calibration kit, RF cable and UWB antenna. I'd like to complete tests similar to those outlined above. Can someone give me a step-by-step guide to completing these measurements?

Again, my background is in DSP, so I'm totally clueless about using this equipment. Any help would be greatly appreciated!