ABSTRACT: An introduction to contactless vector network analysis is given for the determination of the scattering parameters of embedded devices. In the measurement setup, contactless probes are connected to a conventional vector network analyzer. Suitable probes are developed for the implementation of a contactless measurement setup, whereas the positioning of the probes is essential for an accurate measurement setup. The contactlessly measured results are compared to results received with a conventional vector network analyzer. These comparisons show that it is possible to characterize embedded devices with the contactless vector network analysis at least up to 6 GHz using the suggested probes.
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters 10/2011; · 1.72 Impact Factor