December 1983 | Technical Note NBS TN 1071

Design and Error Analysis for the WR10 Thermal Noise Standard

doi: 10.6028/NBS.TN.1071

William C. Daywitt

Abstract: This note describes the design and error analysis of a WR10 thermal noise power standard. This standard is designed to operate at the boiling point of liquid nitrogen with a noise temperature output accurate to ± 1 K.

Keywords: millimeter wave; diffraction; antenna; error analysis; plane-wave scattering matrix; noise standard; antenna efficiency

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