November 14 Presentation on Microwave Calibration Revisited
|November 5, 2013||Posted by COMauthor under COMSOC, EDCAS, MTT/APS||
IEEE MTTS/APS CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC
UNIVERSITY OF POMONA
IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION
INVITE YOU TO A TECHNICAL PRESENTATION
CALIBRATION—WHY YOUR MHZ TO GHZ DESIGN
PROJECT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT
A presentation by Mr. Rusty Myers, Director of Engineering,
Maury Microwave Corp, Ontario, CA.
THURSDAY, November 14th, 2013
At California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Building 162, Room 1002
SUMMARY: Whether you are an EE evaluating a wireless design, a medical imaging device, or an RF
communication system for electrical transmission line fault location analysis, you need to know the
accuracy of your measurements. This presentation will explore the world of calibration from MHz to GHz
frequencies. It will give an introduction to general microwave theory, explain the need for Vector Network
Analyzers (VNA), and describe how waveguide, coax, and strip line calibration measurements are made. It
will describe TRL (Thru-Reflect-Line) and SOLT (Short-Open-Load-Thru) measurements. Other topics
will include some of the common pitfalls and mistakes, including improper connector care and handling
that can turn a planned calibration into an unexpected and less effective measurement system.
OUR SPEAKER: Rusty Myers is the Director of Engineering at Maury Microwave Corporation. In this
role, he is responsible for managing hardware development and sustaining engineering teams as well as
having an active role in manufacturing, engineering and outsourcing strategies. Rusty and his engineering
team have launched several new component products including a new line of Test Essentials Instrument
Grade components that includes adapters and cables as well as other metrology grade components. His
team has also launched several electromechanical tuner products, Device Characterization solutions that
include noise receiver modules used in noise parameter measurements, and many complex on-wafer power,
noise and s-parameter measurement system integrations.
Prior to joining Maury Microwave in 2003, Rusty spent nearly 15 years at Agilent Technologies (HP) in
various capacities including R&D Engineer and Manufacturing Development Engineer. As an R&D
Engineer, he was involved in VNA calibration kit design and electromechanical switch design. As a
Manufacturing Development Engineer, he worked closely with the R&D team to launch several new switch
products and was responsible for nearly all of the passive components, power sensor and noise source
Rusty received a BS in Electrical Engineering with Microwave specialization from the University of
Illinois, Urbana in 1988.
Meeting will be held at:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Building 162, Room 1002
Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM, followed by Q&Q; Adjournment at 9:00 PM.
For Further information contact Mr. Max Cherubin, IEEE Foothill Section MTT/APS
Chair at (909) 263-7364, Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Gerald Herder
CSU Pomona email@example.com
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